Michael Johnson is a young black gay man in St. Charles, Missouri currently in jail and awaiting trial in May. He was arrested and has been charged under the state’s HIV criminalization law. We are going to issue a community statement/sign-on letter. If you’re interested in helping craft the statement, complete the doodle by Thursday April 2nd 5pm EST. Please note that the times on the doodle are in EST:
The Counter Narrative Project is forming an Evaluation, Impact, Research, and Dissemination working group. Our intention for this working group is to support us in making the case for our impact (how we identify the kinds of data we collect, the process of collecting that data, evaluating our efforts, and telling the story of our work….. to our stakeholders)…. we also seek to advance new ways and paths forward in shaping how the field (movement) integrates innovation in black gay men’s community engagement, messaging, mobilization and training. We will ask big questions.
We are seeking folks with content expertise in evaluation, quant/qual research, communication, film, digital storytelling, archives, journalism, digital art, social media, and messaging to join this effort. Email me if you’re interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings all. Counter Narrative is hosting a Strategy Call Monday to grapple with the murder of Dionte Greene. We will be joined by Zach Stafford, a writer who covered the incident for the Guardian.
Register here: http://goo.gl/sWmQDx
Greetings all. I’m looking to assemble a small but national team of leaders, content experts, advocates, artists, creative folks to help carry the work of Counter Narrative forward: The work of fighting for black gay men. I hope to bring together some of the most passionate and committed folks together to advance this vision. I am also seeking to build a diverse group, both in terms of background (I insist upon the engagement of allies) and in terms of skill and expertise.
Intersectionality, HIV Justice, and the Future of Our Movement Part 1: An Introduction to Intersectionality
HIV thrives in conditions of structural inequity – where the workings of poverty, patriarchy, and otheroverlapping systems of injustice render community members vulnerable to acquiring HIV. Who is “most vulnerable” and who “falls through the cracks” is not static. We do not all experience these vulnerabilities in exactly the same way. However, the differences in our experiences – the learning edges of power and oppression, privilege and vulnerability – can, for our extraordinarily diverse HIV community, be sources of strength themselves. Continue Reading…