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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue     Room: Teatro Room

Event Title:

A World AIDS Day Event from ICAP
How to Survive a Plague

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International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs


Public Health Film Series and the Columbia Student Global AIDS Campaign


Wafaa El-Sadr, ICAP Director; Mark Harrington, Policy Director of the Treatment Action Group; Peter Staley, Advisory Editor of AIDSmeds; Laura Pinsky, Director of the Gay Health Advocacy Project

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Open to the Columbia Community




In recognition of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) and as part of the School's new public health film series, ICAP will host a screening of the acclaimed 2012 documentary, How to Survive a Plague, on November 28, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at the Italian Academy Teatro (1161 Amsterdam) on Columbia's Morningside Campus. The screening is free and open to the entire university community.

How to Survive a Plague is the story of the young men and women whose courageous activism brought vital attention to HIV/AIDS in the early days of the epidemic, helping to reverse the tide of the epidemic and drawing the scientific and financial resources needed to stop AIDS from being a death sentence. The film documents the work of two coalitions, ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), and presents the challenges and successes of the movement. An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival 2012, the film speaks to the power of determination and community.

The Nov. 28 event will open with a special introduction featuring leading HIV/AIDS activists, including Mark Harrington of TAG and Peter Stanley of AIDSmeds (who are both featured in the film) along with ICAP Director Wafaa El-Sadr and Laura Pinsky, founder of the Gay Health Advocacy Project.

This event is sponsored by ICAP, along with the Columbia Student Global AIDS Campaign.

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