ACT UP LONDON WORLD AIDS DAY 2016 Events
ARE YOU OVER AIDS ‘COS AIDS IS NOT OVER
‘How to Survive A Plague’ (2012, 109 mins) screening followed by a screening of ‘29 Years‘ (2016, 14 mins) followed by ‘creative direct action’ Q+A by leading HIV+ advocates, ‘HIV Speed-dating’ and a surprise!
‘On the occasion of the UK publication of David France’s important book, ‘How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS’ ACT UP LONDON and The Glory will be screening ‘How to Survive A Plague’ followed by a screening of ‘29 Years‘ a film showing the hacktivism and international protests organised by ACT UP and other activists on April 1st 2016 – the 29th anniversary of ACT UP. There will be a Q+A with leading HIV+ advocates and then ‘HIV Speed Dating’!
Suggested donations – £5 / Tickets available on the door. All money raised goes to ‘Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary’ / ‘African Rainbow Family’ and ‘ACT UP LONDON’ actions to support HIV+ and LGBTQI+ migrants and to shut down illegal detention centres and to mobilise for the SHUTDOWNYARLSWOOD demonstration on 3.12.16.
If you would like to be involved or have a press request please email email@example.com / www.actuplondon.wordpress.com
2. Trafalgar Square – Thursday 1st December from Noon
World AIDS Day Vigil for all HIV+ deaths and call to reverse austerity cuts around HIV prevention/support services and for an AIDS Memorial in London!
3. Cinema Museum – Thursday 1st December from 6pm (intro at 6.30pm / film starts at 7pm) – 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH – £5 suggested donation – sign up to facebook event page here and please get your tickets ASAP here on the eventbrite page here – very limited spaces!
‘How to Survive A Plague’ Screening with an opening by the film’s protagonist Peter Staley from ACT UP NY.
‘On the occasion of the UK publication of David France’s important book, ‘How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS’ please come to a screening of ‘How to Survive A Plague’ with an opening by the film’s protagonist Peter Staley from ACT UP NY.
ACT UP is still an international access to medicines activism force 29 years on! There will be a screening of a short film ‘29 Years‘ which documents the hactivism and international protests of ACT UP which still continuing today. Trailer here
Followed by Q+A with leading HIV+ advocates ‘how can ordinary people take action on racism, and challenge the structures in society which disempower migrants and increase their risk to HIV?’ .
ABOUT ‘HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE’ (www.surviveaplague.com/) ‘How to Survive A Plague’ is a vital documentary from director David France which traces the history of the AIDS activist coalitions ACT UP and TAG, whose radical initiatives and grassroots action broke crucial new ground in the fight against HIV in the 1980s and 1990s. The documentary grew out of the research David France embarked upon for his book of the same name, published in the UK and the US on World AIDS Day 2016. Copies of How to Survive a Plague will be on sale at this exclusive launch event.
‘A masterpiece of intimate storytelling with moral purpose’ – Andrew Solomon. ‘Epoch-making’ – Edmund White.
‘Both a great and an important book’ – Richard Russo.
TAKE ACTION THIS WORLD AIDS DAY 2016!
For World Aids Day 2016, join Act UP LONDON unite with all allies, affected friends and family to call for a long overdue AIDS memorial to be built in London. On this day, in the fourth decade of the global pandemic and continued epidemic in the UK, we also call on the UK government to get serious about preventing HIV and supporting affected individuals, and ending the stigma, silence and isolation of affected groups which is so prevalent here in the UK. In a time of rising infection rates in the UK, join us in Trafalgar Square at noon to remember those who have been lost and make a request to the government to reverse the punishing cuts made to local government budgets which are leading to the scrapping of vial HIV prevention and support services in the UK.
ABOUT ACT UP LONDON
ACT UP London is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV pandemic, along with the broader inequalities and injustices that perpetuate it. Remembering that HIV & AIDS is foremost a political crisis, as well as a medical emergency, we will use every means possible to call out and contain this pandemic. We are STILL not silent!
TAKE ACTION THIS WORLD AIDS DAY 2016! –
FIGHT AIDS NOT MIGRANTS! BRING BACK PROSSI! PREP FOR ALL! SAVE THE NHS!