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3. 20 years of the Walk to Stop Aids

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20 years of the Walk to Stop Aids
20 years of the Walk to Stop Aids
20 years of the Walk to Stop Aids

David Martin

Photographs

The Walk to Stop AIDS has now been occurring in Cincinnati for 20 years. It aims to promote awareness of HIV and AIDS and to also raise money for HIV services in the Greater Cincinnati area. HIV and AIDS disproportionally affect groups that may already be marginalized or placed onto the fringes of society, such as racial minorities, gender and sexuality oriented groups, and women. As a country we do a fairly good job in trying to address these social justice inequities that occur as a result of HIV and AIDS abroad, particularly in funding and medication assistance, but we often forget the effect on those in our own country. Working with the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus (CMC) for a few months, I was able to photograph them participating in the Walk to Stop Aids. This image of the President of CMC at the walk shows that leadership is important and that everyone can help and make a difference. Through the work of organizations like these, we can continue to raise awareness and promote equality and justice for those who may otherwise be denied it.

 

 

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