Amirah Sequeira: Want a Youth Movement to #EndAIDS? Invest in Organizing.
It’s not just putting up billboards about overcoming stigma or the need to get tested.
It’s not just funding support groups and community based HIV prevention programs.
It’s not just sponsoring a film tour so that young people can learn about the history of AIDS activism.
It’s organizers on campuses and in clinics with clipboards taking names.
It’s countless follow-up calls and emails, Facebook chats and twitter conversations.
It’s teaching young people the ins and outs of the policies that address the epidemic.
It’s skills building in birddogging and media relations and storytelling.
It’s teaching the large numbers of young people who care about global health that global health is political - and teaching the large communities of social justice activists that HIV is a social justice issue as well.