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HIV/AIDS Hotline in Haiti Provides Information, Hope for Some

In his third video diary, award-winning poet Kwame Dawes discusses an HIV/AIDS information hotline outside of Port-au-Prince. Receiving between 3,000 and 5,000 calls per month, mostly from men, the center is a vital source of information for Haitians about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Filmed by Andre Lambertson.

Little Girl Lost

Raped and pregnant, a fourteen-year-old child in Haiti is pushed into a life of prostitution and poverty.

Refugee Camps in Haiti: A breeding ground for HIV/AIDS?

In the second edition of his video diaries, Kwame Dawes discusses the increasing sexual activity in the IDP and refugee camps in Haiti. Rooted in boredom, overcrowding and lack of privacy in the camps, some experts wonder whether this will contribute to higher rates of HIV/AIDS. Filmed by Andre Lambertson.

Precious are the Feet of Those...

"Precious are the Feet of Those..." is the second in a series of visual poems chronicling challenges faced by Haitians infected, and affected, by HIV/AIDS in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Precious are the Feet of Those...

Poetry by Kwame Dawes Images by Andre Lambertson

Boy in Blue

"Boy in Blue" is the first in a series of visual poems chronicling challenges faced by Haitians infected, and affected, by HIV/AIDS in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Boy in Blue

"Boy in Blue" is the first in a series of visual poems chronicling challenges faced by Haitians infected, and affected, by HIV/AIDS in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Malia Jean

Women are increasingly bearing the burdens of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Haiti; one HIV-positive woman shares her story of ministry, love, illness and how the earthquake affected has her work.

Seventeen

Caught between questioning current realities and dreaming of a better future, a 17-year-old boy shares his coming-of-age story living with HIV and poverty in Haiti.

HOPE: Excerpts from the National Black Theatre Festival

HOPE is a multimedia performance based on poems by Kwame Dawes, poet in residence at the University of South Carolina and set to music by composer Kevin Simmonds. The work grew out of a Pulitzer Center commission to report on the impact of HIV/AIDS on Jamaica, the country where Kwame Dawes grew up. While in Jamaica Dawes wrote poems in response to the stories he heard.

Wisteria & HOPE on the cover of Winston-Salem Journal's Relish section

Published: July 30, 2009

Images, music and the words of poet Kwame Dawes will be featured in two multimedia productions being shown together as part of this year's National Black Theatre Festival.

Wisteria is about a group of women who grew up in the American South in the years before the civil rights movement. HOPE: Living & Loving With HIV in Jamaica follows people coping with HIV/AIDS in modern day.

Kwame Dawes launches Hope's Hospice

Join Kwame Dawes on July 12 to celebrate the launch of his new book of poetry, Hope's Hospice, inspired by the people he met while reporting on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica for the Pulitzer Center. The event will be held at 11 am at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.

Kwame Dawes' work will also be showcased at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC on August 6 and 7. Learn more about this event and how to attend.

Poetry Month: Live Hope Love

Alex Amend, Pulitzer Center

To help celebrate Poetry Month the Pulitzer Center will be posting poems from one of our grantees, Kwame Dawes. These poems come from the project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica.

Open Mic Open Arms, Georgetown 11/5

Kwame Dawes spent months in Jamaica and was inspired by the lives and stories of hundreds of Jamaicans suffering from HIV/AIDS. Join us as we listen to recordings of his poems and songs as well as inspired student performances.

Fight the stigma on November 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Reynolds 2 Common Room Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Coffee and baked goods provided!

Visit www.livehopelove.com