A LANDMARK HISTORY OF “ACT UP” AND THE AIDS CRISIS
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2023
Campus Center West Boardroom (1st Floor)
University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222
Sarah Schulman, nonfiction writer, novelist, activist, screenwriter, and playwright, is the author of the landmark work of history, Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 (2021), winner of innumerable awards and honors, including the 2022 Lambda Literary LGBTQ Nonfiction Award. Schulman is the author of more than 20 books and her newest novel, Shimmer, will be published in June 2023.
Film: "United in Anger: A History of ACT UP"
(United States, 2012, 90 minutes, color, Unrated) Directed by Jim Hubbard. Starring David Barr, Ken Bing, Gregg Bordowitz.
Sarah Schulman co-produced this feature-length documentary, an outgrowth of her ACT UP Oral History Project. Metacritic said the film “combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists… to explore… how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives.
Cosponsored by the LGBTQ Advisory Council, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Writers Institute, with major support from an ODI Diversity Transformation Grant.