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AIDS in East Central Illinois: The Response and Those Lost

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Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Uniting Pride of Champaign County, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana Champaign, and the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
Spurlock Museum
Jun 11, 2022   1:30 pm  
Spurlock Museum
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Campus Humanities Calendar

In conjunction with the exhibit Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois, this presentation explores the AIDS crisis in the Champaign-Urbana Area. Experts will share some history from the local LGBTQ+ community, the first responses to the AIDS pandemic, the mobilization of public health, and the current local challenges with HIV/AIDS. There will be a screening of some oral histories with people at the front line of the crisis, produced by Illinois Public Media. Speakers include Jerry Carden, co-founder of GCAP; Mike Benner, current Executive Director of GCAP; and Julie Pryde, Public Health Administrator, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

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