Meaningful Movies/Eastside screens “How to Survive a Plague”
Wed., Jan. 16, 6:30PM
Holy Cross Lutheran
4315 129th Pl. SE, Bellevue, WA
Near the intersection of Factoria Blvd and Newport Way
Join us for the screening of “How to Survive a Plague”
How To Survive A Plague” is the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. These drugs saved their lives and ended the darkest days of the epidemic, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals.
These activists efforts created a paradigm for patient empowerment and health care activism that has since been replicated in the fight against many other diseases from breast cancer to heart disease. And as AIDS spread to Africa, India, and Asia, these activists helped open local groups, exporting AIDS activism to press for better, and more accessible, treatment.
Their story stands as a powerful inspiration to future generations, a road map, and a call to arms. Science has yet to find a cure, and without rejuvenated vigilance, transmission is on the rise most remarkably, among young gay men who are ignorant of how AIDS activists beat back a plague, and along the way changed the world.
More info and a trailer at these links:
Since the movie is a a bit longer than our norm (about 90 minutes), we’ll try to start as close to 6:30PM as possible.
If you represent an organization that is working on solutions or advocacy regarding AIDS, you are welcome to bring and share your literature on this night.
And if you are ready to learn more on your own now:
YOU can help with the global effort to create an AIDS-free generation by contacting your US representative (http://my2012district.com) as well as our Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and asking them to continue to support the US contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (http://www.theglobalfund.org) and to PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) :