Atlanta is Making History By Challenging the Status Quo

Advocacy for health education is a major concern for Atlanta residents.

Recently our blog featured the impact of HIV in Atlanta communities.

Many victims of this epidemic are Black boys.

Atlanta is making history by challenging the status quo!

Patrick Saunders and Ari Bee recently reported that State Rep. Jasmine Clark’s first order of business as a lawmaker was to introduce a bill that would ensure Georgia’s K-12 students receive accurate information about HIV during sex-ed classes.

Talk about a win for our students. Especially hundreds of Black boys in Metro Atlanta.

House Bill 133  “Quality Basic Education Act” was put into action during Black History Month, February 5, 2019.

This is the type of change needed to help bring solutions to grave challenges Black boys face.

If we are truly able to teach students about HIV prevention using the most up to date and medically accurate information available then we’re not only educating them on real life situations, we’re saving their lives!

“Based on the latest available data, the number of cases of new infections is highest in the 13-24 year age range. These are our students!”

Family and community engagement are key to the success of students in school.

Rep. Clark is also a parent in Georgia. Her children will also soon be taking sex education courses.

Schools play a major role in health education.

“I want to make sure that my children and their peers are also being given accurate and timely information as well,” states Rep. Clark on her views as a parent.

Clark has a PhD in Microbiology from Emory. She’s also a published retrovirology researcher, she did postdoctoral work on the HIV virus and she lectures at the Emory School of Nursing.


  1 comment for “Atlanta is Making History By Challenging the Status Quo

  1. Alma
    July 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Yes they are one we have Leaders that are not freighter’s for our People miss leading and greed they care less about low income replacing our Black School’s for Parks and Pathways but it take the people to join together and say no more we have to pit a stop to this Event July 22,2017 our families was miss lead it suppose to have been better but gotten worster and out of hand it hurt to see our children hanging on the corners to make it a place to stay we are all evening Displace Education for children they care less. The movement most start yesterday Broad members are approving all just to get their Projects started this is (sad) Parks,Pathways,Parking Lots for Education and Roof’s that’s way so many of our children of all race is hanging on corners no where to go are No local School’s. God Bless us in this battle. HVCW/Teensof2morrow. Praying

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