Cait McKinney, 2015-2016 Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellow and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies are co-organizing Why We Remember: HIV/AIDS Media Now, a symposium on AIDS activism, on February 12 and 13, 2016, taking place at Casa del Popolo, 4873 Boul. St. Laurent, and La Vitrola, 4602 Boul. St. Laurent, Montreal.
This symposium will bring together activists, artists and scholars working on HIV/AIDS archives, past, present, and future. Emphasizing Montréal in relation to broader histories of North American HIV/AIDS activism, the symposium will consider how various media forms have been deployed toward organizing, communicating vital information, and documenting activist histories. This symposium seeks to shift beyond the nostalgia / presentism dichotomy to examine the archive as a site from which ongoing media practices of HIV/AIDS might be mined and enlivened.
For full programming details and location, click on the Facebook event.