Janvier 10, 2021
Par Archives Autonomie
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Street voice is now available on the website.

Towards the end of the 1980s Curtis Price, a social worker involved in an association to support people with HIV, was trying to expand his activities beyond the gay community so as too reach another population which had been hit hard by HIV, drug users.

He started putting together a support group made up of HIV-positive drug users. His next step was to launch the project of a regular publication which would give out basic practical information and allow people who tend to be isolated to remain in contact with one another.

As a member of different leftist groups he had come in contact with factory bulletins, somewhat confidential newspapers which circulated in the region’s companies during the period when steelmaking made Baltimore a union and worker stronghold. He offered this militant model to a hardcore group of junkies and homeless people who participated in the association in view of distributing a free newspaper in the very shadows of the ghetto. That’s how Street Voice got started back in December 1990. The paper received some meager subsidies from the state of Maryland under the auspices of AIDS prevention. The first issue was widely distributed thanks to an informal activism. This brought on some inner disagreements as did the question of getting financed by official sources…

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