Mom and Pop go to Washington
GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL CONFERENCE
May 30th, 2002
Executive Director Louise Lindenmeyr
and Artistic Director Eliot Osborn were invited to Washington, DC to present
the work of Project Troubador at the Global Health Council's 29th Annual
Conference. They presented in a forum entitled "Using the Arts in
Health Interventions," showing video clips describing the evolution of the
use of music and street theater in HIV/AIDS prevention in Cameroon with
the Kongadzem women.
Louise and Eliot shared the lunch hour presentation
in the Palladian Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel with Saraswathi Sankaran,
PhD, who is doing similar HIV/AIDS prevention work using dance and mime
with the Deepam Educational Society for Health in India.
The Global Health Council is an international membership
organization composed of professionals and institutions in the healthcare
field, as well as related humanitarian organizations. Its mission
is to advocate, build alliances and communicate ideas concerning the future
of critical global issues. The Conference attracts over 1500 health
and development professionals from around the world.
Project Troubador was honored to be able to share its
work with health specialists, decision-makers, politicians and activists
from around the world. Many people we attracted by our work, wanting to know
how they might become involved from a public health graduate
student interested in an internship to an African NGO director inviting Project
Troubador to her country. We hope to be able to develop some of these connections
in the future.