06/19/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Photo Project Allows African AIDS Victims To Share Their Stories

Neal Baer, co-creator of The House is Small but the Welcome is Big, recently spoke at the University of Southern California on the topic of using storytelling as a tool for social advocacy. Drawing on his experience as physician, television producer, filmmmaker, and co-creator of the project's work in Africa, Baer shared his perspective on what makes storytelling such an important part of his work in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

"Stories are our life force -- our continuity with each other," Baer said. "The way you tell your story isn't important -- it's that you tell it. Tell it and your story will change someone's life. Someone will hear it and not get infected. Tell your story and you will change the world."

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