On Monday 19 November everyone can attend the lecture of Paul Mepschen with the title ‘The history and politics of HIV/AIDS’. This lecture is part of a course for SIT students, but especially for this occasion this meeting is accessible to everyone!
Part of the International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender program of SIT Abroad, we provide a screening of We Were Here, followed by a short discussion about the film. We Were Here documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. We Were Here evokes an epic history, through the intimate recollections of five longtime San Franciscans whose lives were transformed by the epidemic. The screening will be followed