Event

How to Survive a Plague: Film Screening & Panel Discussion Online

Join us for a screening of How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Science & Citizens Tamed AIDS, a powerful documentary that tells 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. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q/A with Dr. Randy Sell, ScD, Professor at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, Department of Community Health and Prevention, who participated in a number of actions in the film. 

The film screening and discussion will examine movie themes and its connection to the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic, which is on display at Drexel University from February 12 through March 22, 2024.


This event is free and open to all members of the Drexel community and the general public. Seating is limited and registration is required.


The event will be he
ld in person in the W. W. Hagerty Library, Room L33 (lower level). In person attendees are welcome to BYO brown bag lunch to the event. The Libraries will also provide light refreshments. 

 

We will also provide a virtual option for those who cannot join us in person. 
Please register and select "online registration" to receive the Zoom link.
 

 

Co-sponsored by University Libraries, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Dornsife School of Public Health, and the Department of Community Health and Prevention.


Learn more about the NLM traveling exhibit
AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic.
 The exhibit will be on display at Drexel University from February 12 – March 22, 2024.

Related LibGuide: AIDS, Posters & Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic (Traveling Exhibit) by MyLeah Herbert

Date:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time:
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
W. W. Hagerty Library, L33
Campus:
University City Campus
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 41 in-person seats available. There are 290 online seats available.

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw