We raise awareness of hepatitis C by empowering those who are most impacted to share their stories. Through our partnership with StoryCorps, we’ve collected dozens of powerful stories – so sit back and take a listen.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our collection of works with artists, musicians, and poets.
Clara & Dante
Audra & Linda
Cynthia & Tom
Kim & Michael
Kathy & Peter
Mary & Dr. Jensen
Dan & Sharon
Sarah & Laura
Randy & Kim
Tower of Power bandleader, Emilio Castillo
The Time is Now!
In the fight against hepatitis C, young voices have been noticeably absent. In the fall of 2017, the Caring Ambassadors Program and some poets from Young Chicago Authors set out to change that. Together, they formed a partnership that would bring a fresh and unique perspective to messaging in the fight against hepatitis C. The original concept that was developed was entitled, “Message to My Gramps” and was designed to create an intergenerational dialogue between Baby Boomers and young people.
Two young poets stepped up to the challenge – Luis Carranza and Kara Jackson applied their creativity and the projects morphed from a singular message into an anthology of creative works that addresses hepatitis C in prison settings, and the hepatitis C disparities that exist in minority communities.