04/22/2013 How to Survive a Plague screening

- Film screening followed by small group conversations –

- Free admission - Refreshments will be provided -

"Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment.

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."


Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwhFS1mUaVY

Hosted by: Radical Public Health
Co-sponsored by: the UIC School of Public Health, the Public Health Student Association, the UIC Chancellor's Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People and Allies, and UIC Queers & Allies

Following the film, we will have small group conversations in 1st Floor UIC SPH classrooms.

Please stay tuned to find out who will be present to give in depth perspective to these conversations

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