|Where: Zoom – Sign up to receive the link here.
When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00pm-8:30pm EST
Sarah Schulman, a novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer and screenwriter – with her collaborator Jim Hubbard, started the ACT UP Oral History Project in 2001. They hoped that the raw data they created by interviewing 188 members of ACT UP over 18 years would eventually be interpreted by academics. But instead, false histories emerged crediting a handful of individuals with the work of hundreds. Realizing there was a state of emergency, Schulman sat down and re-read all the interviews she had conducted and cohered tropes and themes to compose one, 768-page book that has been called a “masterpiece” by the New York Times, and has now been optioned for a dramatic television series. Schulman will discuss the process and be available for questions.
Image Description: Sarah Schulman gazes into the camera wearing a black shirt, standing on a colorful street.