Category Archives: Film

5/3/13 Reception & Film Screening – David France’s “How to Survive A Plague”

In observance of the 20th anniversary of the 1993 March on Washington and to kick off the 40th anniversary celebration of the LGBTA, we will be hosting a screening of David France’s critically acclaimed documentary film, “How to Survive a Plague,” preface by a reception, with refreshments provided by the Alumni Association and followed by a panel discussion to help localized and share the history of the crisis here at Stony Brook. 

We hope the event will create space for a rich and powerful conversation about the history of the beginning of the AIDS epidemic here at Stony Brook, and/or in the greater Long Island/New York community. 

5pm – Reception, The Poetry Center (2nd Floor of the Humanities Building) refreshments provided by Stony Brook University Alumni Association

7pm – Screening of David France’s “How to Survive…,” Lecture Hall HUM 1006
“HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With unfettered access to a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and ’90s, filmmaker David France puts the viewer smack in the middle of the controversial actions, the heated meetings, the heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making.” –

9pm – Post-screening Panel Discussion

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For additional information contact: 

Chris Tanaka ’07, ’10 Center for Prevention and Outreach Coordinator of LGBTQ Services Student Union, Rm. 214

Telephone: (631) 632-9666


The Commemoration of September 11

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

12 noon

Annual Memorial Program 
Each year, we honor alumni and other members of the Stony Brook family who were lost on September 11, 2001. Their deaths strengthen our resolve as a University community to foster the most basic ideals of freedom and equality. A memorial service will take place at the Memorial Grove in the SAC Circle 12 Noon. The Interfaith Center and Hospital Chapel will be open for those seeking a quiet place for prayer, meditation, and reflection.

An American Requiem

6:00 pm

Film: 9/11: An American Requiem
Wang Center Auditorium

Immediately following the film, Dr. Benjamin J. Luft, MD, Director of the WTC Health Program on Long Island and Executive Producer of this important film, will be on hand to answer any questions from the audience. Representatives from the Response Team will be attending.

Seating is limited. Registration required for film viewing and discussion

This event is open to students, community members and faculty and staff. For information, please contact Conferences & Special Events at (631) 632-6320. Sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Office of the President.

Film: Imagining Mina by Alfredo Béjar ’78


Film: Imagining Mina by Alfredo Béjar ’78 

On Wed. Oct. 5 Stony Brook Alumnus and award winning independent film maker Alfredo Béjar ’78 will be visiting campus to present and discuss his documentary “Imagining Mina” on the life and politics of Afro Peruvian boxer Mauro Mina. The event will be held in the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) during campus life time. 

Imagining Mina (2010) (trailer:

Screening and discussion with director Alfredo Béjar, Stony Brook Alumnus and Prof. Adrián Pérez Melgosa (Hispanic Lang & Lit.). A documentary on Afro Peruvian boxer, Mauro Mina, one of the best light heavyweights in the world. A film on his life, the obstacles he encountered, including racism, and the inner workings of the 1960s boxing business.

Wednesday, OCTOBER 5 at 12:50-2:10 PM in LACS Conference Room, Social & Behavioral Sciences Bldg., N320.

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