We are excited to announce the start of Sexuality Summer School 2014: Queer Anatomies, which begins today! The Summer School will open with a lunchtime public lecture by Professor Jasbir Puar (Rutgers). This lecture is entitled ‘A Body with New Organs: Becoming Trans, Becoming Disabled’ and will be held between 12pm and 2pm in the Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum. Please do come along early to get a seat – all welcome.
In the evening, we will be holding the first of our public evening events in collaboration with Cornerhouse and Screen.
Monday 26 May – 6pm – 8pm
United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012)
Film Screening followed by Q&A with director Jim Hubbard, Professor Richard Dyer (Kings) and Dr. Monica Pearl(Manchester)
Venue: Cornerhouse. Tickets: http://www.cornerhouse.org/booking-information-prices
Sponsored by Screen.
United in Anger combines archival footage with insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History project to explore direct action advocacy group, ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), from a grassroots perspective.
Formed in March 1987, ACT UP gained worldwide attention for its fight to bring about legislation, medical research, treatment and policies for people living with AIDS.
The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of half a dozen major events, including Seize Control of the FDA, Stop the Church and Day of Desperation, as well as other actions that forced the US government to deal with the AIDS crisis. The film reveals the group’s complex culture as meetings, affinity groups and approaches to civil disobedience interweave with profound grief, sexiness and the incredible energy of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference and government neglect.