Most of you know that having an accurate understanding of HIV is an important issue for our family. As of yet, my children haven’t gone through a public school presentation on HIV/AIDS, but my friend’s children have. What Jodie saw when she reviewed the curriculum used in her children’s schools made her angry because it was outdated and appallingly inaccurate. Even worse, it was intended to instill fear in the students.
We’ve come a long way in our knowledge and treatment of HIV in the world, but sadly, educational materials have been left lagging far behind. Leave it to Jodie to tackle this problem. She started an initiative to produce four films that will be available to schools around the country. Together with Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Department of Education in Washington state, she is in the process of getting this done.
You can read her thoughts about the project on her sister-in-law’s blog, Rage Against the Minivan. Please take a moment to watch Jodie’s video.
I’m having a great time with Hannah – it’s so sweet to be here with her.