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Monday, March 31, 2014

Beyond the Classroom presents "How to Survive a Plague"

Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of young people, many of them HIV-positive young men, broke the mold as radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment. HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of two coalitionsACT UP and TAGwhose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time. With access to never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and 1990s, David France shows the controversial actions, heated meetings, heartbreaking failures, and the exultant breakthroughs of heroes in the making. Tells the story of these activists and the organizations they built... in compelling detail. Their fight was a Gandhian oneusing the tactics of non-violent civil disobedience... -- Chris Beyrer, The Lancet. {Will appear in FYI on Mar 26, 2014
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7:00 PM
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9:00 PM
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Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622

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