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Book Discussion: "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism" by Peter Staley

2023-06-20 18:30:00 2023-06-20 20:00:00 America/New_York Book Discussion: "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism" by Peter Staley Have a lively discussion about "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism" by Peter Staley. Find a copy at your library branch! Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Programming

Tuesday, June 20
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-20 18:30:00 2023-06-20 20:00:00 America/New_York Book Discussion: "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism" by Peter Staley Have a lively discussion about "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism" by Peter Staley. Find a copy at your library branch! Virtual Branch - PGCMLS Programming

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Have a lively discussion about "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism" by Peter Staley. Find a copy at your library branch!

"Never Silent tells previously untold stories of the life of the leading subject of David France’s How To Survive A Plague, Peter Staley, including his continuous activism to find treatments and public health interventions


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 plans 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." -- From the Publisher

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AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Discussions |

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