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Live to Tell: Asian & Pacific Islander AIDS Activists Talk Stories about Re...

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APAIT James Sakakura Family Room

3055 Wilshire Blvd.

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LOS ANGELES, California 90010

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AIDS is not just a disease, but it is also a movement. At the epidemic's onset in the 1980s, there was a lot of mystery and misinformation surrounding the disease even before it was named. A group of Asian & Pacific Islander (API) gay men and lesbians in Los Angeles came together at that time and provided support for those who were sick and dying in their community. They became social workers, caregivers, nurses, researchers, and advocates for APIs living with HIV. More than that, by advocating for the most marginalized in our communities, these leaders forced others to confront their homophobia, and built a safer community for all LGBTQ APIs to come out and be active, regardless of their HIV status.

APAIT is bringing these early AIDS activists together for the first time in a long time for a community storytelling session. Listen to how they fight AIDS with courage, humor, creativity, and a lot of sexiness.

And come check out the APAIT’s new digs – another legacy of these fierce warriors.

The event is FREE. Lunch and validated parking in adjacent garage will be provided to those who RSVP in advance! Please RSVP here [insert link] by November 27, 2018.

For more information, please contact Eric Wat at ericw@apaitonline.org.

*This event is made possible with the generous support from the California Humanities.*

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