Where Would We Be Without You

We hope you’ll take the time to watch this short film, Where Would We Be Without You: A Video History of AIDS Activism in Sonoma County.

We’re able to have  it on this website through the graciousness of the people who were involved with the Sonoma County AIDS Leadership Academy, an organization that trained individuals to become community leaders in the AIDS/HIV field.  Although the Academy is not currently active, many of the people involved with, or trained by, the Academy are working in Sonoma County today. For more information, please contact the Food For Thought offices.

This film was the concept of the late Stewart Scofield, who was FFT’s first employee and volunteer coordinator until his death in April 2008.  He directed it, along with Everett Charters, and cameraman Paul Schwartz. The film includes an interview with Stewart.

This is an important historical  document, which tells the story – in the first person – of how individuals came together in response to AIDS in our community.  At Food For Thought, we feel that it’s important to understand how the independent actions of caring people contributed to the spectrum of services.  This is vital to an understanding of the history of AIDS activism, both in Sonoma County, and everywhere else. We’re proud to make it available to you: