AIDS and youth
"This painting tells the reality of life today, that people of all races meet, marry and have children, and our own youth are no exception. They move more freely with less discrimination than was the case in the past. Mixed marriages and relationships take place as they intermingle.Three circles are depicted at the bottom of the painting. The larger circle represents the general community, the two smaller ones represent the young girls and boys preparing to be initiated into adulthood. Initiation ceremonies were the classrooms of the past. Where adolescents were instructed in the responsibilities of adulthood, tribal law, and their place within the community. Sex education was an important part of their instruction.The faint impression of the milky way can be seen in the background that is forever ongoing just as are our tradition and culture, values and principles. What does change is our attitude to them.The virus is the focal point of the painting. Through education we can each pass on the values and principles of our culture to our youth and create a greater awareness and understanding of responsible behavior for our race-- the human race."
I. Smith, C. Terare (artist)
Many little drawings with graphic symbols.
AIDS Education Collection
AIDS (Disease) in adolescentsCommunity health services
Brisbane North Regional Health Authority, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AIDS Unit
67.0cm x 46.0cm
University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation
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