VICTORY OF SPIRIT AWARD

LECTURES GIVEN BY ESTEEMED RECIPIENTS

Mary Fisher

2011-06-Mary-292pix-2Mary Fisher is an artist, author, and speaker who travels the world advocating for those who share her HIV-positive status. She previously served as ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and on the Leadership Council of the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. Her art work has been featured in one-woman and group shows and is found in distinguished private and public collections, including the permanent collection of UNAIDS in Geneva, Switzerland. Her words, photographs and art have filled five books and countless magazine articles, news accounts and feature stories.

She established the Mary Fisher CARE (Clinical AIDS Research and Education) Fund to support long-term, outcomes-based research for the care of people living with HIV, especially women. As part of her commitment to enable HIV-affected women in Africa to support themselves and their families, she taught women in Rwanda and Zambia to make jewelry which she continues to market in the United States.

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