Sister Love

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Taken from: Reflections on Social Justice Organizing and Leadership. David Cohen, Margo Hittleman, and Jennifer Dodge. A Publication of the Leadership for a Changing World Program, Research and Documentation Component, Research Center for Leadership in Action, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
SisterLove’s work starts with the personal. Its members are women who are at risk of contracting HIV-AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Their lives are threatened; they often live in poverty and regularly face a hostile and even violent environment. SisterLove’s organizing strategy is straightforward, and it begins with personal transformation: the organization believes that people have to accept themselves before they can engage in public policy matters.

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