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Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Ward Building, Room 1, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016

Join the Center and 10 other departments across the American University campus for a World AIDS Day screening of the documentary "How to Survive a Plague"--most recently recipient of Best Documentary at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards.

After the screening, the audience will participate in a live Google+ Hangout with filmmaker David France, legendary activist Peter Staley, and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo to commemorate this 25th annual World AIDS Day occasion.

How to Survive a Plague"How to Survive a Plague" is the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. (Visit the film website.) Believing that media can play a central role in the conversation of HIV/AIDS prevention, we have followed this film closely as it's been released around the United States. "How to Survive a Plague" is a powerful story about how public will changes policy and the capacity of ordinary citizens to organize for social change.

American Unviersity Campus Partners:

Center for Community Engagement and Service
Wellness Center
Queers & Allies
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Women's Initiative
Public Health and the Pre-medical Program

Watch the trailer here: