Step Forward Podcast

The Step Forward podcast is a limited series dedicated to providing space for deep conversations about anti-Black Racism in Ontario and beyond. This series, hosted by Kondwani Mwase is a collaboration spearheaded by the Ontario AIDS Network, produced by 54Lights podcast.

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Throughout the series, we’ll be speaking with Black leaders from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. While each conversation will be unique, these discussions will explore and reflect on a single question: To what extend does white dominant culture and white supremacy impede the HIV public health response?

A 5-Part series dedicated to helping the HIV sector fight against anti-Black racism.

Brought to you by the Ontario AIDS Network

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EPISODE ONE: Ruth Cameron 

In our first-ever Step Forward podcast episode, Kondwani speaks with Executive Director of ACCKWA, Ruth Cameron, about embedding Black liberation work into HIV work. 

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Public Health Crisis Declaration

The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) formally declares anti-Black racism a public health crisis within the HIV sector.

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