LEARNING TACTICS AND STRATEGIES WITH ACT UP!June 15, 2011
An Evening with acclaimed lesbian novelist, playwright, and activist Sarah Schulman in conversation with Now Magazine’s Books and Entertainment Editor, Susan G. Cole.
Sarah Schulman, is co-founder of the Lesbian Avengers, the organizers of the first Dyke March, and of MIX NYC, New York’s Queer Experimental Film Festival. A member of ACT UP and a principal historian of the AIDS movement, she is also an acclaimed novelist playwright and activist.
Susan G. Cole, writes for Now Magazine in Toronto, and is also a playwright and author. Together they will engage in a conversation about Schulman’s writing and activism in the Queer community over the last thirty years.
The conversation will focus on how ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) was effective in forcing governments and societies to change their views and responses to AIDS, and what contemporary activists can learn from this experience about how to be effective and build movements today.
As Co-director of the ACT UP ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Schulman will also show a short sneak preview of Jim Hubbard’s new feature film, UNITED IN ANGER:A History of ACT UP which will have its world premiere Winter 2012.
Where: Bell Lightbox Theatre, 350 King Street West
When: Thursday June 23, 2011, 9:00 pm
Cost: Pay what you can
Co-sponsors: AIDS ACTION NOW!, Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange, Hot Docs: Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, Toronto People With AIDS Foundation