A memorial celebration to bring fresh attention to the lives and legacies of US journalists who died of AIDS, and others who covered the epidemic.
Program features planned tributes and new HIV Reporters Scholarship announcement.
This lunchtime celebration takes place during NYC Pride 2017: The March weekend and the 30th anniversary of ACT UP. It is an official East Coast book tour event for author/journalist Anne-christine d'Adesky’s new memoir, The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Samuel G. Freedman is a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University. He is the award-winning author of seven acclaimed books, including the 2015 book, "Dying Words", about the AIDS death of his colleague, Jeffrey Schmalz.
A joint event sponsored by NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, Knight Foundation, PrideLife, POZ, Positively Aware, TheBody.com, HIVandHepatitus.com, Plus; and Project Coordinator, event co-host, and author Anne-christine d'Adesky (thepoxlover.com).
With support from the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).
Doors open 15 minutes before start of event. EVENT BEGINS AT NOON SHARP.
NYC area journalists covering AIDS are especially invited to attend. Journalists should email Anne-christine d'Adesky at talktothefuture.com to RSVP.
Includes light cocktail reception 1-2pm.
FREE. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Space limited. Registration via Eventbrite suggested.