Peter Staley + Sarah Schulman– Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism
Thu Oct 14 2021 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Strand Book Store | New York, NY
About this Event
Join us for an in-person event with legendary leading AIDS and LGBTQ activist Peter Staley for the launch of his new book Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism. Joining Peter in conversation will be writer and AIDS historian Sarah Schulman. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.
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All copies of Never Silent will be signed by the author.
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About the book:
In 1987, somebody shoved a flyer into the hand of Peter Staley: massive AIDS demonstration, it announced. After four years on Wall Street as a closeted gay man, Staley was familiar with the homophobia common on trading floors. He also knew that he was not beyond the reach of HIV, having recently been diagnosed with AIDS-Related Complex.
A week after the protest, Staley found his way to a packed meeting of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power--ACT UP--in the West Village. It would prove to be the best decision he ever made. ACT UP would change the course of AIDS, pressuring the National Institutes of Health, the FDA, and three administrations to finally respond with research that ultimately saved millions of lives.
Staley, a shrewd strategist with nerves of steel, organized some of the group's most spectacular actions, from shutting down trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to putting a giant condom over the house of Senator Jesse Helms. Never Silent is the inside story of what brought Staley to ACT UP and the explosive and sometimes painful years to follow--years filled with triumph, humiliation, joy, loss, and persistence.
Never Silent is guaranteed to inspire the activist within all of us.
Peter Staley is one of the leading AIDS and LGBTQ rights activists of his generation, playing a critical role in some of ACT UP's best-known actions, and then cofounding TAG and PrEP4All. Today Staley speaks to audiences worldwide on grassroots activism, and is the lead plaintiff against multiple pharmaceutical companies for anticompetitive practices in Staley v. Gilead.
Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer and AIDS historian. Her 20th book, LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1978-1993 was published by FSG.
Where is it happening?Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, United States
USD 5.00 to USD 26.99