Narratives of Resistance – Dr. Ciann Wilson


RadioActive is an hour long talk show hosted by Natalie Kivell, a Ph.D. candidate in Community Well-Being at the University of Miami. Each week Natalie interviews academics and/or activists from around the world who dive into critical discussions from a Community Psychology lens aimed specifically at addressing structural inequality and the root causes of our complex social problems. The show aims to provoke listeners to think differently about social change and social justice to help shift how we think, act and react to social change efforts in our research and practice.

RadioActive airs every Sunday at 6pm on out of the University of Miami student radio station.


On this episode of RadioActive Natalie took the show on tour to Waterloo, Ontario where she interviewed Dr. Ciann Wilson, Assistant Professor of Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. In this interview Dr. Wilson discussed her recent co-written article: “Narratives of resistance: Retelling the story of HIV/AIDS movement – Because the Lives and Legacies of Black, Indigenous and People of Color Communities Depend on it.” 

There are communities facing risk of genocidal impact due to HIV/AIDS including black men, and indigenous communities, who are largely ignored or delegitimized in their experiences and differential health outcomes. For example, what does it mean to “whitewash” the diverse HIV experiences of the LGBT community? Dr. Wilson’s work highlights the need to reclaim narratives of resistance by immigrants, communities of colour and indigenous communities.

Read the article: Narratives of resistance: (Re) Telling the story of the HIV/AIDS movement – Because the lives and legacies of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities depend on it


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