Wilhemina's War (a free movie screening)
This is a FREE event, we need your participation! The movie is powerful!!
Wilhemina's War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family's fight for survival from HIV and AIDS the story was shot over the course of five years, the film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity. Her teenage granddaughter was born with HIV and now the victim of online bullying. STIGMA IS STILL RAMPANT!! in our communities.
In much of America, progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and improvement in education may suggest the worst is behind us, but every year 50,000 Americans are still diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS. Astonishingly, nearly half of them live in the South, where the AIDS epidemic has taken root in rural communities, and is one of the leading causes of death among Black women.