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ACT UP Thirty Years Fighting AIDS

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 2, 2017 (All day)
Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Harewood Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
Bowland Auditorium


The University of York are hosting a two-day conference on 'ACT UP Thirty Years Fighting AIDS'. 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of ACT UP, the international advocacy group fighting to end the AIDS crisis. During the AIDS crisis ACT UP played a fundamental part in the fight against AIDS, promoting a social awareness of the disease. Today, the organization continues to fight, leading educational campaigns all over the world. To coincide with the anniversary of its foundation, we are please to organise the conference "ACT UP: Thirty Years Fighting  AIDS".

The conference will take place on June 2nd, 2017 at the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York (UK).

Keynote speaker: Dr. Monica Pearl (University of Manchester)

The conference will be preceded by a screening of “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” (2012) followed by a conversation with director Jim Hubbard and Dr. Monica Pearl.

During the event a selection of interviews from The ACT UP Oral History Project will be on displayed.

Click here to view the conference programme.

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Contact name: 
Ilaria Grando
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