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Chronicling a Crisis: Writers on the History of AIDS (NYC)

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CHRONICLING A CRISIS: Writers on the History of HIV/AIDS

From the earliest reported cases in the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spurred New Yorkers to innovate new forms of social services, expand conceptions of family, and explore new artistic terrain. Once life-saving drugs became widely available, many no longer had death sentences hanging over their heads but the road to survival was still not an easy one. Inspired by our exhibition, AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism, Anne-christine d'AdeskyDavid France, and Tim Murphy—three authors whose works offer a searingly honest glimpse into the hard fought battle against the disease and its aftermath—will be joined by journalist Mathew Rodriguez for a conversation about challenges of writing about HIV/AIDS across literary genres.

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Anne-christine D’Adesky is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York Native, Out MagazineThe Nation Magazine, and The Village Voice. Her most recent book, The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris, was released in June 2017. Visit https://thepoxlover.com/ for more information.

David France is an author, filmmaker, and a contributing editor for New York Magazine. His documentary film How To Survive A Plague was an Oscar finalist, won a Directors Guild Award and a Peabody Award, and was nominated for two Emmys. His book based on the film, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, was released in November 2016.

Tim Murphy has reported on HIV/AIDS for twenty years, for such publications as POZ Magazine, where he was an editor and staff writer,Out MagazineAdvocate, and New York Magazine. He also covers LGBTQ issues, arts, pop culture, travel, and fashion for outlets including The New York TimesCondé Nast Traveler, Details, and Yahoo! Style. His novel, Christodora, was published in 2016.

Mathew Rodriguez (moderator), is a queer, Latino, award-winning journalist, essayist, and activist. He is currently a staff writer for Mic and is the former community editor for TheBody.com. He is currently working on a memoir about his father, HIV, and heroin on New York City’s Lower East Side.

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$20 for adults
$15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID)
$10 for Museum Members
Includes Museum admission.