Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture Exhibition (Nov 6-Dec 16)

Join us for Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, our latest travelling exhibition from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

When: Nov 6 to Dec 16, 2023 (during opening hours)

Where: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Lobby

In the early 1980s, a new disease was spreading in Canada and the United States - soon to be named AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). This exhibition illustrates an iconic history of HIV/AIDS alongside lesser-known examples of historical figures who changed the course of the U.S. epidemic. Learn about the stories of people with AIDS, alongside those of early responders, activists, health professionals, and politicians involved in the AIDS crisis. Listen to them and consider the ever-changing relationship between science and society.

The original exhibition was curated by Jennifer Brier, PhD, a scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago and designed by Riggs Ward Design.

Can't make it in-person? See also the online companion exhibit.