Watch and discuss How to Survive a Plague at the Klamath County Library
Saturday, April 21st 2pm
Downtown Klamath County Library
The downtown Klamath County Library and the Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition are hosting a screening and discussion of the documentary How to Survive a Plague on Saturday, April 21st at 2 pm.
The film screening is part of the Klamath Regional Health Equity Coalition’s Diversity Through the Arts program, a series of discussions about films and books that describe culture clashes and the benefits of embracing diversity.
How to Survive a Plague covers the early years of the AIDS epidemic, and how advocacy groups like ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group) rose up to agitate for more robust and affordable medical treatment for people with AIDS. The groups shut down Wall Street and the offices of the Federal Drug Administration, and organized “die-ins” and other protests around the country in their fight to get the U.S. government to take the spread of the disease more seriously.
After the screening, why not read the film’s accompanying book, How to Survive a Plague by David France? You can pick up a copy at the downtown Klamath County Library or download one through our ebook partner site, Library2Go.
How to Survive a Plague is unrated and runs for 2 hours.
For more information, please call 541-882-8894 or stop by the Information and Reference desk.