Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GMHC Hosts Screening of "Sex in an Epidemic"

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GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.  
GMHC Hosts Screening of "Sex in an Epidemic"
a documentary by Jean Carlomusto 
What:
Sex in an Epidemic is a 70-minute groundbreaking documentary which explores the personal, political and structural challenges that have continually hampered the best efforts of HIV educators and community groups to curb HIV infection rates in the United States.  The documentary provides a sociocultural perspective on the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its ongoing impact on the most effected populations including the gay, African American and Latino communities.

Who:
  • Opening remarks by Marjorie J. Hill, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of GMHC.
  • Brief post-screening discussion with the director, Jean Carlomusto
When:
Thursday, August 11, 2011
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:
GMHC
446 West 33rd Street - 7th floor
(between 9th and 10th Avenues)
NYC

Why: 
August 11, 1981 marks the founding meeting of Gay Men's Health Crisis.  In commemoration of this historic meeting, GMHC is hosting a screening of Sex in an Epidemic which includes early footage of interviews with Larry Mass, MD and Larry Kramer, two of GMHC's founders, and Rodger McFarlane, GMHC's first paid Executive Director, and the first-ever safer sex materials and videos.

Interviews and photo opportunities with the film's director and GMHC's CEO will be available.

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sex in an epidemic 
GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS.  We provide prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS in New York City.  We advocate for scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide.  For more information, please visit www.gmhc.org.

Sex in an Epidemic is distributed by Outcast Films.  For more information, visit www.outcast-films.com.


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