Kwame Dawes has used his poetry to highlight the HIV/AIDS situation in Jamaica. His interactive site Live Hope Love, won an Emmy Award for its innovative approach to news and documentary. It contains poems, photos, and video based on his visits to Jamaica during 2007 in which he captured the experiences of Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS.
See also more information on Ashes from the Summer 2010 Virginia Quarterly Review. Ashes, a series which details the effects of poverty and racism on youth in the United States, is a collaborative effort by Kwame Dawes and photographer Andre Lambertson.
In addition to the above, you can check out Voices of Haiti: A Post-Quake Exploration Through Poetry, on the Pulitzer Center. Dawes completed the project after visiting Haiti. Check out more details on Voices of Haiti, which premieres at the National Black Theatre Festival on August 3, 2011. It will feature Kwame Dawes and Andre Lambertson.