"The Gospel of Healing Volume I: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS" Film Screening + Panel Discussion

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106, 95 Cushing Street

The Gospel of Healing Volume I: Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS is a documentary film that profiles five innovative models of faith-based HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and/or care primarily targeting African American communities. Viewers will learn how these HIV health ministries were established, what factors contribute to their effectiveness in their communities, what were their common views on faith, healing and the role of the church as the Black community’s primary source of social justice and leadership, in the post-civil rights era.

Following the film, we will convene a panel to discuss the roles of faith leaders in HIV prevention work and activism:

  • Paul V. Grant, Producer, Director, and Editor of "The Gospel of Healing"
  • Rev. Jay Broadnax '83, Mount Pisgah AME Church in Philadelphia, PA
  • Rev. Nikita McCalister, Bethany Baptist Church, Pawtucket, RI
  • Andre C. Willis, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University

A CSREA Faculty Grant Event. Presented with support from the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and Mississippi Faith in Action

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