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Why We Remember: HIV/AIDS Media Now

Why We Remember: HIV/AIDS Media Now

Feb 12–13, 2016



Friday, February 12th

Venue: Casa del Popolo, 4873 Boul. St. Laurent


10:00am – 10:45am : Listening in HIV/AIDS Activism

Dont Rhine (Ultra-red Collective)


10:45am – 11:00pm Coffee Break


11:00am – 12:30pm : Youth Participation, Digital Media and Taking Action Roundtable

Claudia Mitchell, Hani Sadati, Haleh Raissadat and Katie MacEntee


12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break


1:30pm - 3:00pm : Migration, Mobilization, and Archical Justice

Karma Chàvez: From Footnote to Monograph: The Search for An Immigration Archive in AIDS Activist History

Viviane Namaste: Making Sense of Oversight in Archival Research and Practices


3:00pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break


3:15pm – 4:30pm : Art-making, Public Culture, and Poster Activism

Vincent Chevalier: My Best Friends Bedding: Art, AIDS, Anecdotes

Alex McClelland: Remembering Now: Poster/virus and Collective Action


Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Venue: La Vitrola, 4602 Boul. St. Laurent


10:00am – 11:30am : Affect and Community Building in Contemporary Activist Cultures

Jessica Whitbread: Love Positive Women

Theodore (ted) Kerr: AIDS 1969


11:30am – 11:45am Coffee Break


11:45 – 1:15pm : The Stories We Tell, AIDS in Classrooms and Movement Histories

Karen Herland: Transmitting Meaning in the Classroom

Ryan Conrad: How to Start a Fire Standing in a Pile of Ashes?


1:15pm – 2:30pm Lunch Break


2:30pm – 4:30pm : Reanimating Personal Family Archives Screening and Discussion moderated by Alanna Thain

Cecilia Aldarondo: Memories of a Penitent Heart

Richard Fung: Sea in the Blood


4:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner Break


7:00 – 8:00pm

Marlon Bailey Performance: Exploring Black Queer Sex, Love, and Life in the Age of AIDS


8:00pm Onwards

Closing Party, “Love Positivity”

With David Rawalia 

With Valentine and Social-Media photo booth for Love Positive Women campaign, presented in partnership with AIDS Community Care Montréal.


Accessibility Info:

Casa del Popolo is accessible to mobility devices; please contact IGSF for details.

Unfortunately, La Vitrola is not wheelchair-accessible. The venue is on the second floor.

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