A World AIDS Day Event
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Drop-in)
In recognition of World AIDS Day 2021 on Wednesday, December 1, TCU WGST is proud to partner with Visual AIDS* to present Enduring Care, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features a series of newly commissioned short films. From histories of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV medication, Enduring Care centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits. The program’s title suggests a dual meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of care workers, yet also addressing the potential for harm from medications and healthcare providers. Enduring Care disrupts the assumption that an epidemic can be solved with pharmaceuticals alone, recasting community work as a lasting form of medicine. The event will also feature a virtual AIDS poetry reading by TCU’s own Maria von Clapp and LaShawnah Tovah.
This is a drop-in event with the videos playing on a loop, so please stop by Moudy 132 any time between 11 AM and 3 PM on December 1st. We encourage faculty to bring their classes by for a viewing!
*Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy because AIDS is not over.