On the Deeper Love Project
coordinators, came back to participate in our first Deeper Love retreat. That was something I did a lot, bringing in former program coordinators back into the program. Also, Nasheeda and Malik were such amazing facilitators. Even to this day, they are some of the best I’ve ever seen, anywhere. But again, that’s the quality of leadership Deeper Love possessed. We believed in what we did.
I worked in that role for about 4 years. I learned a lot about myself and it shaped my worldview considerably. My commitment to community building and cultural restoration has always been tied to my vision for social change. As the clinical approach to HIV prevention continues to inform the landscape, we must not lessen our commitment to community building and place making for black gay men.
May 29, 2015