6 pm Lecture by Jih-Fei Cheng, Associate Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Scripps College on HIV/AIDS and COVID-19: Intersectionality and Internationalism Historical HIV/AIDS activists drew from anti-colonial, anti-racist, and women of color feminist social movements to inform their coalitional politics. Over time, their agenda became explicitly anti-capitalist and anti-war with the aim of building global South solidarity. Their initial slogan of “drugs into bodies” transformed into demands for healthcare not warfare. How does this queer radical imagination persist under COVID-19, diminishing social safety nets, global militarism, and environmental crises? How do we build on intersectional and internationalist movements to redouble coalitions and redistribute care for collective survival?
7 pm Screening of Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know Is Sick from Visual AIDS featuring short videos by Dorothy Cheung, Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento, Beau Gomez, Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria, and Kurt Weston.
Co-sponsored by the Queer Resource Center (QRC), Harvey Mudd College Student Affairs Office of Institutional Diversity, Pitzer College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Asian American Resource Center (AARC), Chicano Latino Student Affairs, and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College.