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.” – http://surviveaplague.com/synopsis
9pm – Post-screening Panel Discussion http://surviveaplague.com
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org