For Global Activism, we’ll talk with Geri Donenberg, a dean of Research at UIC's School of Public Health. She works in HIV prevention and understanding the effects of early violence on Chicago’s African American community. Donenberg also, through the Kigali Imbereheza Project, utilizes trauma-focused intervention to get Rwandan youth access to HIV drugs and help them deal with depression. Joining her is Mojdeh Stoakley, a Chicago artist and Donenberg’s research assistant. They’ll tell us about fighting HIV in Chicago and Africa.
Several organizations are trying to battle the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kenya through sex education. We talk to two of them on the show today. Also, Nelson Denis, author of the book "War Against All Puerto Ricans" joins us on the show to share his findings about the United States' relations with the island. Finally, historian John Schmidt talks about the first moderns Olympics.
Today for Global Activism, we talk with three past Global Activists who are collaborating to help people. Their common denominator is that they help HIV/AIDS-affected people in Kenya. Keen Harrison, from Project Harambee joins us, along with Fr. Terry Charlton, co-founder and chaplain at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School and Guy Vaccaro, executive director and president of Upendo Village.
Each Thursday we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. Sarah Koch is the co-founder of Development in Gardening, known by its clever acronym DIG. They create urban gardens to provide nutritional foods to HIV/AIDS affected people.