FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
December 8, 2014
AIDS EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Jefferson City, MO- The National Library of MedicineÃ¢ÂÂs traveling exhibit Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, POLITICS, and CULTURE will be on display in Lincoln UniversityÃ¢ÂÂs Inman E. Page Library, 712 Lee Drive, now through Thursday, December 18. A reception will be held on Wednesday, December 10, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 100 Page Library in honor of the exhibit and the social cause.
The six-banner traveling exhibit utilizes a variety of historic photographs, as well as images of pamphlets and other publications. The photos serve as illustrations of how people have responded to HIV/AIDS. The title of the exhibition is from the 1987 book by the same name, written by and for people with AIDS with the message that people can live with AIDS, rather than just die from it.
Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture tells the story of those who have lived and are living with AIDS, as well as other involved in the national crisis. Exhibition Curator Jennifer Brier says, Ã¢ÂÂCentering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.Ã¢ÂÂ