Thank god/s for ACT UP! Monday’s Movie Night “How to Survive a Plague” with director director David France looks at the founding of ACT UP, the AIDS activism group, and how they changed the face of activism in America. From marches and hospital sit-ins to disrupting mass in St Patrick Cathedral and covering Senator Jesse Helms’ house in Virginia with a giant condom, ACT UP and the related Treatment Action Group (TAG) fought entrenched hatred, bigotry, and bureaucracy to save lives. This is their story, and a story of America, of Americans fighting for their rights.
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