Alternate Endings, Activist Risings

December 1st is Day With(out) Art, held each year as an international day of action and awareness in response to the AIDS crisis

NR, 60 minutes


FREE and open to all!

The 29th annual Day With(out) Art is organized by Visual AIDS

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives — ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS seeks to reflect the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic by pointing to pressing and intersecting political concerns, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, homelessness, and the disproportionate effects of HIV on marginalized communities. At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS foregrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with:
Amy L. Powell, curator of modern and contemporary art, Krannert Art Museum (moderator)
Kate Donaldson, Sexuality Educator & Peer Education Coordinator, McKinley Health Center
Megan Scoville, Community Engagement Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Mike Benner, Executive Director, Greater Community AIDS Project
Nancy Johnson, HIV Prevention Program Coordinator, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
Ryan Wade, School of Social Work, University of Illinois

This event is co-sponsored by:
Krannert Art Museum
Gender & Women’s Studies at Illinois
LGBT Resource Center
Women’s Resources Center
UP Center of Champaign County


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