Positive/Negative: Anthology Contributors & Editors 14 Year Rendezvous
Saturday, September 24, 7pm
Open to the Public
AOT Project will host Positive/Negative: Women Of Color and HIV/AIDS, rendezvous a collection of plays that addresses the importance of the issues of violence, sexuality, race, gender, class and immigration, stigma, and other themes that are topical today in the pandemic.
Conversations and discourse highlighting the contributors and the work yet to be done to fight the fear and stigma around AIDS will be shared at the reception, which begins right at 7 p.m. Join them in shedding light on the continued need for the importance about keeping the engagement of the work about HIV/AIDS and other social topics addressed in the public domain.
The core contributors and co-editors of Positive/Negative: Women Of Color and HIV/AIDS, published by Aunt Lute (2002) are delighted to reunite in solidarity at AOT with all guests, locals, and the public to attend the Rendezvous. They are coming together to mingle and reconnect and acknowledge and celebrate the departed—ancestors some of whose work is also a part of the anthology. Join the meaningful dialogue and conversations (with your participation) about today’s culture of HIV/AIDS and other social and political relevant topics that are addressed in the Anthology and are also highly topical and relevant today, such as the issues of sexuality, race, class, gender, violence, stigma, and even immigration will take place.
Contributors include Ernest Andrews, Kulwa Apara, Kehinde Apara, Q.V. Atkins, Joanne Bealy, Zelma Brown, Mark Campbell, Migdalia Cruz, Luis Delgado, Michael John Garcés, Mario Golden, Ntombi Howell, V. Thandi Sulé-James, Marijo, Chiori Miyagawa, Alfonso Ramirez, Carmen Rivera, Sandra Rodríguez, Cándido Tirado, Dorinde Welle, and Shay Youngblood, and playwrights Imani Harrington and Migdalia Cruz.
Copies of POSITIVE/NEGATIVE women of color and HIV/AIDS (Aunt Lute 2002) will be available for purchase
Most of the contributors are well-known and locals to New York City area, while others (not all present) live on the West Coast. Many of them have continued their actions to help raise awareness on topics about the work in the anthology. These activists, advocates, and guest supporters will grace the space and celebrate and honor those lives lost to the pandemic.”