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LONG SHOT 2011: Stacey Sanner, Tracks II - June 18, 3:25PM
Blue Earth: Art as Activism

I won’t live in the Shadows, 2008 Silver Gelatin Print © Rozarii Lynch

I won’t live in the Shadows, 2008 Silver Gelatin Print © Rozarii Lynch

This is Joseph Sinda. With passion, he says that he lives to empower albinos. True to his word Joseph volunteers as a Youth Leader in Dar es Salaam reaching all youth and spreading the message that albinos are people with minds and hearts like everyone else. He believes that albino people have a responsibility to educate the community by integrating – not staying in the shadows of society. As we talked, news came on the radio of yet another albino killing in the northern part of the country. Very upsetting news that galvanized Joseph’s resolve – he volunteered to work with me as guide and interpreter to ensure success raising awareness for the plight of all albinos.