Alternate Endings, Activist Risings
- Saturday, December 1, 2018
- Smith College Poetry Center, 1:30–3:30 PM
SSCMA is pleased to collaborate with Visual AIDS and The Poetry Center at Smith College for a program observing Day With(out) Art. Highlighting the impact of art in contemporary AIDS activism and advocacy, the program will feature new short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives -- ACT UP New York, Positive Women's Network - USA, The SERO Project, The SPOT through CARE4ME Services, Tacoma Action Collective, and Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY).
Screening followed by a community discussion with Smith Students for Reproductive Justice.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS seeks to reflect the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic by pointing to pressing and intersecting political concerns, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, homelessness, and the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities. At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS foregrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines.