NYC: Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism at New York Public Library, Sat 3/8 10:30 - Noon
What: Tour of the NY Public Library's exhibit "Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism" (closing April 6) with Jason Baumann, the Coordinator of Collection Assessment and LGBT Collections at the Library. Delve into a critical chapter in NY's social and cultural history while you benefit YAMP (Yale AIDS Memorial Project) at this FREE Event.
When: Saturday, March 8 10:30 - Noon
Where: New York Public Library's Stephen A Schwarzman Building, 5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018
Meet at the information desk in the main lobby.
Cost: FREE but advanced registration is required, here:
RSVP: Advance RSVP required. See above.
Company of Scholars, in collaboration with Yale GALA, invites you to bear witness to activist history and immerse yourself in primary sources and artifacts testifying to initiative, advocacy, protest, and mobilization in response to the AIDS epidemic. Under the insightful eye of Jason Baumann, the Coordinator of Collection Assessment and LGBT Collections at the Library, you will have the chance to delve into a critical chapter in New York’s social and cultural history and confront testimony of agitation, provocation, awakening, and conscience by viewing the Exhibit "Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism"
This Excursion will take place on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue, between 41st and 42nd Streets. Registrants will meet at the information desk in the main lobby.
Space is limited and registration is required, so ensure to reserve your space today on Eventbrite. This program is FREE of any CHARGE. The event sponsors will donate the equivalent of typical event charges to Yale AIDS Memorial Project (YAMP) in conjunction with this Excursion as a small gesture of support. We encourage you to consider supporting YAMP by visiting YAMP's website for volunteer opportunities and to consider making a tax-deductible donation.
Historically, the national and international response to the HIV epidemic lagged behind the passionate work of dedicated individuals who tended the sick, challenged prejudices against people living with HIV, educated their communities, and fought for resources and research. Acknowledging the crucial work of all AIDS activists, Why We Fight focuses on the contributions of those whose work was undertaken in New York City, which was an early epicenter for both the recognition of the disease and the grassroots response to the epidemic. The New York Public Library is a major repository for this history, preserving the archives of key organizations and individuals that have been pivotal in the response to AIDS.
More info about the NY Public Library Exhibit: http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/why-we-fight
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