Join us, ACT UP London and many other organisations for two special Pride month events with HIV activist Peter Staley presenting his memoir “Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism”.
Peter Staley is a legendary AIDS and gay rights activist who quite his Wall Street trading job in 1988 after being diagnosed with HIV to campaign for HIV rights. His tireless activism has led to some phenomenal achievements, from lobbying the US government to fund HIV research, reducing the price and years-long drug approval process for life-saving HIV medication, pressuring researchers to include women and people of color in clinical trials, and changing the CDC’s definition of AIDS so that women and people who inject drugs are identified as at-risk.
He chronicles his remarkable story in his book Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism.
Q&A with Peter Staley & ACT UP London
Join us to hear Peter read an extract from his book ‘Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism’ followed by a Q&A with Dan Glass from ACT UP London, where you’ll hear all about Peter’s lawsuit ‘Staley vs Gilead’ that could cost Big Pharma billions.
When: Saturday 18th June 6.30-8pm
Where: QueerCircle, 0.1 Building B4, 3 Barton Yard, Soames Walk, Greenwich, SE10 0BNTickets: Tickets cost £3 as a donation to HIV charities. Book your tickets here.
Housmans Bookshop will be hosting a ‘Never Silent’ book signing with Peter Staley and London’s HIV+ community and friends where you will hear Peter read an extract from his book. When: Sunday 19th June – 6.30-8pm
Where: Housmans bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DY – It is free but there are limited spaces.
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said: “It’s no exaggeration to say Peter’s fierce quest for justice for people living with and at risk of HIV has saved countless lives. People living with HIV continue to benefit from his formidable, tireless and creative activism, starting with the early HIV movement he helped to spearhead and which he pushes forward to this day.
“We’re delighted to have Peter here to spark conversations and share ideas on how we can reach our shared vision of ending HIV transmissions and improve the lives of people living with HIV.”