Sarah Schulman — author of Conflict is Not Abuse and The Gentrification of the Mind — discusses her new and relevant work Let the Record Show, a historical record and guidebook of the early years of ACT UP and the AIDS epidemic.
Let the Record Show is a corrective history, a landmark synthesis of politics, art, community, and activism that is a gripping work of American history, and a timeless handbook on enacting radical change in the face of towering institutional resistance.
For years, the history of AIDS and AIDS activism have been defined by the contributions and sacrifices of a select few. Schulman’s book unequivocally proves the opposite: that ACT UP’s success was the result of an unlikely coalition of activists from a myriad of gender identities, sexualities, races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Their organizing, dedication, fearlessness, and strategy, which forced change rather than wait for it, transformed the world forever.
Join us for an evening of defiance in the continued fight to end an epidemic.
Purchase Let the Record Show.
After the program ACT UP NY will be hosting a virtual gathering with ACT UP alumni and current members to connect, revisit memories, and look toward the future of HIV/AIDS activism. Register here.
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