WBEZ | Phyllis Wezeman http://www.wbez.org/tags/phyllis-wezeman Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: HIV/AIDS education with Malawi Matters, Inc http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-hivaids-education-malawi-matters-inc-113435 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-Malawi Matters.jpg" alt="" /><p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-efeb3703-86d3-fe8a-84d7-cb5f6b815d2b">Today, we catch up with Global Activist, Phyllis Wezeman. Challenged by her Malawian friends to get involved in &ldquo;The Warm Heart of Africa&rdquo;, she founded <a href="http://malawimatters.org/">Malawi Matters, Inc.</a> It&rsquo;s mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in the southeast African nation. Wezeman is just back from Malawi. For our </span>Global Activism segment, she&rsquo;ll update us on some new initiatives to give aid and comfort to sub-Saharan Africa, a region with two-thirds of the world&rsquo;s HIV infections and three-fourths of the globe&rsquo;s AIDS-related deaths, according to the World Health Organization. &nbsp;She&rsquo;s author of the book Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education, a handbook of activities that enable children and adults to better understand the disease.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217078355&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-hivaids-education-malawi-matters-inc-113435 Global Activism: 'Malawi Matters' uses creativity to educate on HIV and AIDS http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/global-activism-malawi-matters-uses-creativity-educate-hiv-and-aids-8947 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-21/malawi.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Every Thursday on <em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> we hear about an individual who's trying to make the world a better place.</p><p>Today we talk to Phyllis Wezeman, an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame and executive director of <a href="http://malawimatters.org/" target="_blank">Malawi Matters</a>, whose mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in the Southeast African nation. She’s also author of the new book <em>Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education, </em>a handbook of activities and learning experiences that enable children and adults to understand the disease.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-21/global-activism-malawi-matters-uses-creativity-educate-hiv-and-aids-8947