How we can use public scholarship to address how inequalities thrive in our bodies, communities, and institutions?
June 26, 2018
As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27, communities throughout the country will gather to raise awareness of HIV and provide testing services. In Detroit, for example, local organizations such as Gospel Against AIDS, the Michigan Health Department, and Walgreens pharmacy will collaborate to coordinate activities and service provision, particularly for underserved communities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS (see posters below). This collective effort to join forces to fight against the epidemic invites us to consider the roles of scholars and higher education in leveraging knowledge to improve the health and well being of communities.
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