Visual AIDS is proud to be working with a team of people at the New School to present Revisiting the AIDS Crisis and the Ongoing Pandemic: Public Health Challenges in the 21st Century from March 9th to 11th at the New School.

The cornerstone event is Surviving, Uniting, Anger and the Plague: A conversation with David France and Jim Hubbard. For the first time in public, the two directors (How to Survive a Plague and United in Anger: A History of ACT UP respectively) will speak about their documentaries, the journey that brought them to the big screen and the reaction from people who have seen the films. While they are similar in many ways, they also contain important differences. Moderator Tony Whitfield will lead them through a robust conversation that will include questions from the audience. (Please note, the event is at capacity. It will be live streamed. You can watch it online, live for free. Go to: LIVE STREAM

The following day, Visual AIDS is excited to work with artist Pato Hebert on TIME IS NOT A LINE:A public conversation around the anxiety of knowing, forgetting, history and living. The afternoon event is aimed at providing space at artists, writers, curators, and thinkers who are currently working through the past enroute to create progressive futures. How does history, such as those explore in France and Hubbard's film, impact us know and how we understand the present, the past and the future. Snacks will be served!

Bringing the series to a close is Exposing the Impacts of Labor and Co-Infection: AIDS, Treatment and Research , a discussion that includes a presentation by Colleen Daniels, Director of TB/HIV at Treatment Action Group NY.

Overall the series of events focuses on HIV/AIDS and the ongoing scientific, medical, cultural, and politics concerns associated with the pandemic. The series' goal is to explore and discuss health and wellness topics that impact our lives, communities, and world. Each activity within the series is designed to foster critical thinking and brainstorms that will seek solutions to real world health concerns. Developed by students and organizations, supportive services and academic programs, the series by its very development is built on a framework of collaboration that promotes interdisciplinary approaches.

Revisiting the AIDS Crisis and the Ongoing Epidemic, Health Challenges for the 21st Century is sponsored by The Department of Natural Science and Math/ Lang; Global Studies; Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW); Wellness and Health Promotion/ TNS Students Services; The Social Justice Initiative; Office of Intercultural Support; University Student Center; Thematic Interdisciplinary Programs (TIPS), Visual AIDS, New School for Public Engagement.