Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition/Michael Reese

Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition/Michael Reese

Text by Kimber Williams

Originally published in the Emory Report, Nov. 19, 2015

Working with artist and photographer Michael Reese, the student team created a documentary film that profiles the work of AHRC.

The project includes interviews with the program director about the nonprofit’s mission and challenges, and profiles of several people who have used AHRC as a resource, including individuals who are HIV-positive, have Hepatitis C, and those who struggle with addiction, Mackey says.

“You hear their stories, the value this organization has in their lives and what it’s doing for them on their journey of recovery — reducing stigma and providing the ability to get treatment,” he says. “For AHRC, it’s a tool for advocacy. These are real stories, real people.”

Emory student team members included Jack Hilchey, Olivia Nee’Cole Payton, Yu-Chen Chien, Geraldine Nabiryo Nabeta and LaKeisha Tanay Waters.

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