Ask and you shall receive! So I was complaining to Ian yesterday morning about not understanding certain aspects of CVC Civil Society organizations and unbeknownst to either of us I was about to begin my learning. When after my long day of filming interviews with persons from the workshop I retired to my couch in the evening wanting to watch the interviews over. After that, I decided to flip through the CVC camera and watch some of the other interviews. There was like fifty! Each person stated their name , organization and what it is they do. They were asked a series of questions pertaining to their roles in the community. This is when things started to click in my head. Now I feel I have seen some of the work that CVC does thanks to the great storytelling method. Hearing everyone’s voices was incredible and to see their passion was too.
So anyways it put a lot of things in perspective for me and my projects that I’ve laid out on my work plan have since seen an injection of inspiration.
Oh and I attended a conference today that was called the C-Change Research Dissemination of Findings to Inform HIV SBCC Programming. So anyways the conference was basically disseminating research findings from studies done in the Caribbean about MSM and Sex Workers, persons who use drugs and other vulnerable groups. The interviews I did were focused on the International HIV conference and the major benefits of attending the conference, if they will be attending the conference this year in Washington DC. For some reason, a lot of people who submitted abstracts did not get funding. The Conference this year may be lacking a good Caribbean representation.
I’m actually used to conferences because I’ve attended a couple, one in B.C. and one in Toronto the Canadian Public Health Association with the Y.I.P. Project. We also had a poster at the International HIV conference in Vienna. And just like every conference I’ve ever attended we were fed WELL! Red Snapper with Pineapple Salsa … I will leave you with that thought.