American investigative reporter, non-fiction author and filmmaker David France will discuss his book How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS, a definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic. Inspired by his Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name, How to Survive a Plague is an insider’s account of the grassroots movement of activists who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. David France is also the author of Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States and The Confession, which he co-wrote with former Governor of New Jersey, Jim McGreevey. France will discuss and sign his book on this pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights:
Date: Monday October 23, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
This LC Pride event is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Science, Technology and Business Division, in association with Capital Pride and LC-GLOBE. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
For inquiries about this program, contact Meg Metcalf at [email protected] or 202.707.2273. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]