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June Wednesday

Getting the History of HIV/AIDS Right


One of the most important stories of the modern age has been told in half-truths.

Join us for an evening debunking historical myths about HIV/AIDS in America as we shine a bright light on what we think we know; what we don’t know that we should; and how to explain this disconnect. University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Brier, author of Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Response to the AIDS Crisis, and Northwestern University professor and journalist Steven Thrasher, whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and Esquire, engage in a conversation that touches on gender, race, sexuality, political and social history, and the tension between complacency and urgency today.

Presented in connection with the forthcoming exhibition Taking Care of Brooklyn: Stories of Sickness and Health.


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

6:30 pm


  • General Admission $10
  • Member Admission $5
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