WAMU 88.5 FM, the NPR news station in the nation's Capital, has posted information on The Women's Collective's pilot program, Sister Act. SisterAct aims to increase communications about sexual health and sexual behavior between generations witin the same family or community. The goal is to empower women and girls with information and the ability to talk with each other about sex, HIV/AIDS, and testing.
For World AIDS Day 2007, Margot was interviewed by WHUR's Tony Richards during The Steve Harvey Morning Show. She did an outstanding job bringing the issue of HIV/AIDS to the attention of the listeners of WHUR's #1 rated morning show.
The interview was aired in (3) segments at 8:12am, 8:43am and 9:12am.
Click below to listen to each of the segments:
For the thousands of D.C. residents who have HIV or AIDS -- and for longtime AIDS workers who've read report after report -- it's a familiar routine: The District gets a new AIDS director. The director starts to clean house. Numbers are released, but past projections remain valid: One in 20 city residents is thought to have HIV and one in 50 has AIDS, rates higher than those in many poorer countries. The mayor reacts, offers another list of promises.
TWC joined the Washington Post for World AIDS Day 2006 in recognizing the epidemic at 25. Join 25 DC residents and AIDS workers-including our Founder/Executive Director, Pat Nalls and many women of the Collective. Hear their stories and listen to a TWC roundtable discussion here.
The Washington Blade published an article in it's August 12, 2005 issue entitled, "Minority AIDS groups question Clinic bailout-Emergency funds to Whitman-Walker slammed as unfair." A coalition of groups including The Women's Collective speak out against an unfair funding practice by the city. Check out the article at washblade.com
The Women's Collective appeared in the Fall 2005 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) newsletter. ASTHO reports that, "The Women's Collective...has grown into a comprehensive service provider 'helping as many as 600 women at a time to empower themselves and each other.'"
In a show on health care entitled "Washington, D.C., Battles AIDS Health Crisis" Michele Norris explores the District's HIV/AIDS rate and prevention efforts.
The District of Columbia has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States; by some counts, the highest. In D.C., one in 20 people is HIV-positive. Twenty-five years after the first reports of the AIDS virus in the United States, why is D.C.'s prevalence rate so high?
In the Sunday, March 26,2006 edition of the Washington Post, Jose Vargas explores HIV/AIDS in the District in the article, Once at Front Line of AIDS War, District Is Now Fighting Blind. This article focuses on what the AIDS epidemic looks like in the District of Columbia: a disease traveling generations. TWC client stories are featured. Access the article at www.washingtonpost.com.
Battling a Black Epidemic At Home
AIDS now threatens tens of thousands of African-Americans, many of them women, in big cities and small towns alike. A community in peril tries to save itself.
By Claudia Kalb and Andrew Murray
Newsweek May 15, 2006 Issue #39