Janet Feldman

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Janet Feldman is founder/director of two HIV/AIDS-related nonprofits, one the international branch of a Kenyan HIV/AIDS and development organization, KAIPPG (http://www.kaippg.org) , and the other an international arts coalition called ActALIVE (http://www.actalive.org), whose 300 members in 30 countries use the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and the MDGs.

She is an editor of the arts and development e-journal, art'ishake (http://www.art4development.net); Co-Founder and Advisory Board member of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (http://www.gyca.org); and co-creator of PotoFanm+Fi (http://www.potofanm.org), an international solidarity movement in support of women and groups in Haiti.

Janet is the author of “Blogging Positively,” a guide to citizen media addressing issues related to HIV/AIDS (http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/guides).

She has a background in arts, history, and international relations, with special focus on international conflict-resolution; is a trained mediator; collage artist; and a social-change activist.

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3 May 2013

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Remembering Dennis Kimambo

Rising Voices is saddened to hear about the death of Dennis Kimambo, who was an integral part of the RV grantee project REPACTED in Nakuru, Kenya. Close friend and colleague Janet Feldman writes this tribute to the life and work of Dennis and how he impacted his local community through magnet theater and outreach to youth.

2 March 2011

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Blogging Positively: Interview with Blogger Leah Okeyo

We recently interviewed blogger Leah Okeyo about her firsthand experiences about the importance of using citizen media to discuss the topic of HIV/AIDS in Kenya. She has been active in the Blogging Positively initiative, and is a correspondent for the World Pulse project.

1 December 2010

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[Live Chat] Next Steps for the Blogging Positively Guide on December 2

Join Rising Voices on December 2 for a live chat to revisit the "Blogging Positively" Guide, an online resource for individuals and organizations to learn how to use citizen media to discuss HIV/AIDS. This chat will explore ways to make the Guide as useful as possible.

18 November 2010

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[Live Chat] Next Steps for the Blogging Positively Guide on December 2

Join Rising Voices on December 2 for a live chat to revisit the "Blogging Positively" Guide, an online resource for individuals and organizations to learn how to use citizen media to discuss HIV/AIDS. This chat will explore ways to make the Guide as useful as possible.