Sunday October 1st @6pm. 

On this episode of RadioActive I took the show on tour to Waterloo, Ontario where I interviewed Dr. Ciann Wilson, Assistant Professor of Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. In this interview Dr. Wilson discussed her recent co-written article: Narratives of resistance: Retelling the story of HIV/AIDS movement – because the lives and legacies of black, indigenous and people of color communities depend on it. In this interview we discuss the misconception that we are somehow in a ‘post HIV’ world because transmission of the illness has been largely eradicated from what was traditionally considered the community facing the AIDS epidemic – white, gay men.

Now, however, as Dr. Wilson points out in the interview, there are communities facing risk of genocidal impact due to HIV/AIDS including black men, indigenous communities, and other people of colour in Canada and the United States who are largely ignored, sidelined or delegitimized in their experiences and differential health outcomes. Dr. Wilson’s work highlights the need to reclaim narratives of resistance that demonstrate the activism, historical importance and contributions both then and now by immigrants, communities of colour and indigenous communities.

Tune in Sunday at 6pm to learn more, have questions or comments for Dr. Wilson? You can shoot me a message at radioactive@wvum.org anytime!

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About Natalie Kivell

Host of RadioActive. Critical theory nerd. Community Activist. PhD Student. Motormouth.

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