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Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cote d’Ivoire

In 2005, we were asked by a medical anthropologist, Esmee de Jong, working for The United Nations, if we could create a magic show to teach refugee children about HIV/AIDS.  Esmee was particularly interested in focusing on the problem of the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.  We work for a number of months and came up with a show that we performed for 150,000 refugees in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire refugee camps. We were part of a campaign called The Positive Life Celebration.  Positive had the double meaning of being diagnosed HIV-Positive and yet in spite of the …
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