Justice John James’ed: Longtime activist receives the justice award at Philadelphia FIGHT’s AIDS Education Month Prevention Summit

Congratulations to our friend John James on being awarded the annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Prevention, Treatment and Justice.

In his acceptance speech yesterday, John did what he does best – sharing information and making people think. He told an audience of several hundred people at the Pennsylvania Convention Center that “your zip code makes a greater difference in your health outcomes than your genetic code.”

John, founder of the AIDS Treatment News, was also a participant in the first Annual Reminder protest in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1965 to remind people that a significant number of Americans were still denied their rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Also, congratulations to Philadelphia FIGHT on its 25th AEM (AIDS Education Month).

Group photo of Aids Law Project staff and interns
AIDS Law Project staffers and interns are excited to be in the presence of the legendary John James.