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Interviews + Presentations

Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Cassandra Steptoe Interview
Legendary performance artist Rhodessa Jones was interviewed along with WHP patient Cassandra Steptoe about the theatrical premiere of Dancing with the Clown of Love, an exploration of Life & Love in the Age of AIDS. Part 1.
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Theater for Incarcerated Women and UCSF Women’s HIV Program
Interviews with the organizers of “Dancing with the Clown of Love,” a theater performance that explores the subjects of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, prisons, trauma and how they affect the lives of women. The performance was sponsored jointly by The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and the UCSF Women’s HIV Program.

Addressing Violence Against Women
WHP Director, Dr. Edward Machtinger, describes the intersection between women, violence, and HIV.



Dr. Machtinger’s Keynote Speech at the 2013 National FACE AIDS Conference Part 1 (Please Use Headphones, Volume is Low)
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logo_NPRNPR Interview with Artist & Activist Rhodessa Jones

Rhodessa Jones talks about The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. The Project has earned attention and praise for helping to lift imprisoned women’s lives and voices. The actress, teacher and a playwright discusses her portrayals of women as they persevere through major life changes have won acclaim
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The Medea Project: Rhodessa Jones on Incarcerated Women and Art as Healing
The California Endowment’s CenterScene Public Programs hosted Rhodessa Jones, founder and director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, in a conversation with Dawn L. Brown, Executive Director of Girls & Gangs on Thursday, February 17, 2011 discussing her work with women in jail.