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COLLECTIVE RESPONSES TO HIV: A Book Talk

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26 Wooster Street

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Communities coming together in urgency and creativity to save lives and improve each other’s life chances has been at the heart the AIDS response from the very start.

For 2017’s Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, is honoring the release of two new books which explore the power of art and collective action:

After Silence: A History of AIDS Through Its Images, by Avram Finkelstein and Militant Eroticism: The ART+ Positive Archives edited by Dr. Daniel Berger and John Neff.

Finkelstein, and Berger will share stories, art and context from their books, as well as put the history they explore in the context of today. They will be joined by Jennifer Flynn Walker (The Center for Popular Democracy) and Jaron Benjamin (Housing Works), AIDS activists inspired by the past, who will share the behind the scenes process of recent health care activism. The conversation will be moderated by Lisa Dent. This program has been organized by Theodore (Ted) Kerr.


Image Credit: Installation view. Militant Eroticism: The Art+Positive Archives at Iceberg Projects, Chicago featuring Art+Positive (Lola Flash, Aldo Hernandez, Hunter Reynolds) Positive/Negative Flag, 1990, mixed media collage on foamcore. Art+Positive founding member Aldo Hernandez recalls that this collaborative work was originally titled You Red Me White & Blue. It was created for an exhibition at Columbia University's Ferris Booth Hall East Wing Gallery.


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