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Interview with Juan Jackson, 2015-05-14

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Scope and Contents

In this interview, Jackson discusses his background and reasons for working with at-risk youth, his work in the educational system, and the challenges of educating young people about HIV/AIDS. Additionally, he recalls his decades of work in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and education, the increasing visibility and awareness of HIV/AIDS, the importance of community planning in combating the crisis, and how racism and other socioeconomic factors have caused HIV/AIDS to disproportionately impact the African American community.


  • 2015-05-14


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Biographical / Historical

At the time of this interview, Juan Jackson was the Manager of the Check Yourself Health and Wellness Center at the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul. Previously, he worked as a translator, educator, and community health worker and activist in the African American community, focussing mostly on HIV/AIDS prevention and education.


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