OK, this is my follow-up post in the aftermath of World AIDS Day 2004. Unfortunately, this will be extremely brief with a basic outline. For the past few years, I have been thinking about an additional observation of WAD; an observation/day specifically (but NOT exclusively) for People of Color dealing with HIV/AIDS. This concept was informed by the work of Balm in Gilead and the music of Sweet Honey in the Rock. Basically, I envision a day tentatively entitled I Remember, I Believe.
Steven G's moving post for his sister on WAD 2004 makes me want to really try this. Here's the basic outline:
1. Create an entry reflecting on a loved one that is dealing/has dealt with HIV/AIDS
2. Make it a positive, helpful post
3. If possible, provide links to orgs and groups that assist PLA
4. And if I can have it created in a timely manner, post a button on your site, even if you don't participate directly
Tentatively, I see Friday, December 17th as the first I Remember, I Believe day, but I'll try to post more about that very soon after feedback.
Posted by ronn at December 3, 2004 11:58 AM