World AIDS Day – How to Survive A Plague
Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the country to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV/AIDS. This year Vermont CARES is coming together to present the screening of this powerful film.
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE chronicles the early stages of AIDS/HIV activism in which small groups of people stand true and break the silence. Though they shifted access for medicine and treatment; we are still steeped in the stigma and discrimination of HIV/AIDS. This film reminds us to raise our voices and be seen. In our current cultural climates where money is often valued over our health, it is important to remember where we have been and to dream of the possibilities ahead. I am inspired by the elders who instigated great change and believe this film teaches us techniques that are relevant to our now. HIV/AIDS has changed in some ways, but globally too many are still ill with a treatable, preventable virus. This is a time to lift up our collaborative voices to demand health access for ALL people. We are more beautiful than a dollar bill.
Venue: Catamount ARTS, St Johnsbury VT