Black women in our country have always been trailblazers and community leaders and yet often not recognized for their impact. Whether in church groups, civil rights or health and education initiatives, Black women have and continue to be essential to leading and empowering change. When it comes to HIV/AIDS advocacy, stigma reduction and creation of programs to support and educate their communities about this endemic, the role of Black women has not been well documented.
Arising from their work on sexuality, gender and the Black Church, Dr. Angelique “Angie” Harris (pronouns she/they), a professor of internal medicine at Boston University, has partnered with sociologist Omar Mushtaq (pronouns he/him) to write a new book that highlights Black women HIV activists within their spiritual/religious communities.
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