Monday, May 11, 2009

Art, Street Theatre and HIV Prevention Justice Activism

Perform the Change You Want to See in the World:
Art, Street Theater, and HIV Prevention Justice Activism
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 PM

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave., NYC Room 9207

Free ~ Open to the public ~ Refreshments provided

Art has the power to challenge the status quo, to connect and communicate, and to re-imagine a world in which we all want to live. Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, local and global activists have used art in combination with political education and civil disobedience to fundamentally change attitudes about sex, health, death, and rights. In their work, art becomes a vehicle for personal healing and community building for those people most affected by the epidemic; visual art, theatre and performance serve as tactics, tools and catharsis.

Please join us for presentations, display and discussion with these performers, activists and community builders:

Speakers Include:

Avram Finkelstein - Gran Fury/ACT UP NYC
Jenny Romaine - Great Small Works
Francisco Roque - Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)

Amy Sadao - Visual AIDS

Co-sponsors include (list in formation):

The Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies, City University of New York, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Great Small Works, The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC), The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Visual AIDS