Revisiting the AIDS Crisis - Surviving, Uniting, Anger and the Plague: A Conversation with David France and Jim Hubbard

11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This conversation will bring together directors David France and Jim Hubbard, who have never before spoken on the same stage, concerning their documentation of the events that unfolded during early days of the ongoing AIDS pandemic and subsequent activism. The evening's discussion will be moderated by Tony Whitfield, Associate Dean of Civic Engagement at Parsons The New School for Design. 

Screenings of their gripping documentaries, How to Survive a Plague and United in Anger will precede the conversation, along with a screening of the film The Other City, directed by Susan Koch.  

11:00 a.m.—The Other City (2010, dir. Susan Koch)
1:30 p.m. —How To Survive a Plague (2012, dir. David France)
4:00 p.m. —United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012, dir. Jim Hubbard) 
6:30 p.m. 
— A Conversation between David France and Jim Hubbard

The conversation between David France and Jim Hubbard will be live streamed at

This event is part of a full weekend of discussion and film screenings:

Revisiting the AIDS Crisis and the Ongoing Epidemic
Health Challenges for the 21st Century

The series' goal is to explore and discuss health and wellness topics that impact our lives, communities, and world. Each activity within the series is designed to foster critical thinking and brainstorms that will seek solutions to real world health concerns. Developed by students and organizations, supportive services and academic  programs, the series by its very development is built on a framework of collaboration that promotes interdisciplinary approaches.

Other events in this series include:
  • Time is Not A Line
    A public conversation around the anxiety of knowing, forgetting, history and living

    Sunday March 10, 2013 3:00–5:00 p.m.
    Lang Café, 65 West 11th Street, ground floor
  • Exposing the Impacts of Labor and Co-Infection: AIDS, Research, and Treatment
    A conversation on the latest in epidemiological treatment and research

    Monday, March 11, 2013 6:00–8:30 p.m.
    Bark Room, 2 West 13th Street, ground floor

Revisiting the AIDS Crisis and the Ongoing Epidemic, Health Challenges for the 21st Century is sponsored by The Department of Natural Science and Math/ Lang; The Global Studies Program; Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW); Wellness and Health Promotion / TNS Students Services; The Social Justice Initiative; Office of Intercultural Support; University Student Center; Thematic Interdisciplinary Programs (TIPS), Visual AIDS, New School for Public Engagement; Civic Engagement Initiatives in Parsons' Dean's Office; and The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at CUNY Graduate Center.



Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served. The three film screenings are free; no tickets or reservations required. Reservations are required for the evening's conversation only at

Contact Information:

Please contact Brandon Fischer at with any questions.

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