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Sponsored by Seattle Democratic Socialists of America and Northwest Film Forum
Given the immediate and brutal onslaught from the Trump administration on the rights of the transgender and queer communities, via policy directives and memos from the White House and Department of Justice, the Seattle DSA is proud to present an emergency screening of How to Survive A Plague in partnership with the Northwest Film Forum this Sunday, October 28th at 7:30pm!
Tickets will be $12 and donations are encouraged; we are currently seeking to partner with a local gender and/or queer rights/justice oriented organization for the proceeds to go to, and to co-host if there is interest. So come and join fellow comrades in viewing a documentary that shows firsthand the power and effectiveness of organizing and participating in direct action for trans and queer liberation. We hope to provide some much-needed solidarity, in addition to organizing tools and tactics in these troubling times. We look forward to seeing you there!
About the film:
In the dark days of 1987, America was six years into the AIDS epidemic, a crisis that was still largely being ignored both by government officials and health organizations — until the sudden emergence of the activist group ACT UP in Greenwich Village, New York, largely made up of HIV-positive participants who refused to die without a fight. Along with TAG (Treatment Action Group), and emboldened by the power of rebellion, they took on the challenges that public officials had ignored, raising awareness of the disease through a series of dramatic protests. More remarkably, they became recognized experts in virology, biology, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
How to Survive a Plague is a 2012 American documentary that follows these activists and organizers in the face of enormous obstacles and government-sponsored genocide.