OUT at CHM | Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS
@ Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Opening Thursday, June 23rd, from 5:30PM - 8:30PM
In June 1981, the CDC published its first report on what would become known as HIV/AIDS. Over the past four decades, many individuals and organizations have worked to support the fight to end HIV/AIDS, as well as provide resources and care for the estimated 38 million people living with HIV and 36.3 million individuals worldwide who have died from complications related to the virus.
The arts community has been especially present in these efforts. In honor of the city of Chicago designating 2022 as the “Year of Chicago Dance,” we invite you to reflect on the history of HIV/AIDS in Chicago, the dance community’s efforts to provide support to those impacted by the epidemic, and the future of HIV/AIDS advocacy in Chicago and beyond. The event includes a dance performance, panel discussion, and reception.
$35 premium admission, which includes a signed copy of Plague Years: A Doctor’s Journey through the AIDS Crisis by Dr. Ross A. Slotten; $15 general admission; $5 youth (18 & under) and seniors (65+). CHM is committed to welcoming all; if you would like to inquire about additional reduced pricing, please call 312.642.4600.
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