Speaking Through Silence: A Public Conference on HIV/AIDS Histories

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Friday March 18

Selected time (EST)

9:00 AM  –  5:00 PM

This conference features scholars of HIV/AIDS history alongside medical practitioners and activists from the Central New York region sharing their knowledge and experience of HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, care, representation, and memory. Historian Jennie Brier and graphic designer Matthew Wizinsky will give the keynote, “I’m Still Surviving: Towards a Women’s History of HIV/AIDS in the United States.” Artist, writer, and activist Avram Finkelstein will offer a response to the keynote. Panels include “HIV in Black and Brown Communities: What’s Going On?;” “HIV at the Intersection of Art and Activism;” and “Public Health Harm Reduction: Lessons from the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.” ASL interpretation will be available.


Registration is required and includes museum admission. Boxed lunches will be provided for those who register by Sunday, March 13, at 6 pm. Lunch will also be available for purchase onsite at Brown Hound Downtown located inside the Memorial Art Gallery. Registration closes on Thursday, March 17, at 6 pm.


After registering for this program, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to your tickets. All visitors must present their tickets to be scanned upon arrival. By registering, you agree to follow the University of Rochester’s COVID-19 policies, to which MAG adheres. For general visitor information, visit mag.rochester.edu/about.


For questions about this event, please contact Chiyo Ueyama at cueyama@mag.rochester.edu.


Sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and by the University of Rochester Humanities Center. Additional support provided by the Memorial Art Gallery, RIT College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.


Free admission to the Memorial Art Gallery for conference attendees made possible in part by the LGBT+ Fund for Greater Rochester at Rochester Area Community Foundation.


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