December 1st: Two Important Remembrances

 

“Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.”-Nelson Mandela

Rosa Parks was arrested today in 1955 and the rest is history.

World Aids Day is today and began in 1988. I am sure that many of us have been affected by family members, friends or acquaintances whom have died from Aids.

Both significant events, days of remembrances if you will, should evoke strong feelings, stirrings of the heart, feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, empathy, sympathy. Where have we come and where are we going?

In the U.S.A., more than a million people are living with HIV. Over 23 million people are infected with HIV on the continent of Africa.

Much has been done, much is still needed to do and education is a key factor to ensure that young people learn about the Civil Rights Movement then and now and learn about HIV prevention and also eradicate the stigma still attached to those suffering with HIV and/or Aids.

 

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