Date(s) - 12/04/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Categories LGBT New Jersey events
Garden State Equality, Monmouth University School of Social Work and The Department of Professional Counseling invite you to watch the film documentary How to Survive a Plague. This event is free and open to the public on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch NJ 07764 at Steven J. and Elaine Pozycki Hall in the Lecture Hall Room #115 from 3-6 pm . Please use parking lot 13, 14 or 15.
The film is a riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion regarding the history of HIV/AIDS activism and development of services. You can view the trailer by clicking here. You can register for this event by visiting the Monmouth University Event Page.