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Screening of "We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco"
Friday Nov 30, 2012 6:00pm-9:00pm in San Francisco
Join us for a free screening of "We Were Here", a documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco). It will be presented on Friday, November 30th, at 6-9pm at 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, Room 304. This event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.



AIDS has made a tremendous impact on San Francisco and the gay community. Many films about AIDS tended to be shocking which was it's purpose to wake people up. What's special about this film is its ability to portray the impact of AIDS on the lives of people in various parts of the gay community with gentleness and candor without glossing over the painful aspects.



This period was a traumatic time for many people who lived through it. Like a holocaust, survivors rarely talked about it. This film was intended to create a space for people to start sharing their experiences as part of a community healing process. Since many young people have not had first-hand experience of the devastation of AIDS, this can give them an intimate glimpse into this critical period in our history.



After the screening, there will be a dialogue with VisualAIDS founder, Daniel Goldstein and medical provider, Eileen Glutzer, two of the interviewees in the film.



The event has been generously sponsored by QUeer@CIIS. the CIIS Library, the Community Mental Health Program, Mental Health Services Act, and Student Alliance in observance of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012.

Tags: AIDS Day

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California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Room 304
San Francisco, CA

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