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2015 Programs

 

The New Black

When: Monday, February 23rd
Where: ASC Theater
Time: 1pm
Join us in celebrating Black History Month with the screening of The New Black. The documentary tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. 
Sponsored by: SCSU SAGE Center 


METH

When: Wednesday, March 25th
Where: ENG B214
Time: 1:00 pm

METH explores the rising wave of crystal methamphetamine use within the gay population. Through the reflections of a dozen gay men, we learn of the drug's allure, its promise, and why its popularity is soaring. Some of the men in the film are current users, and they share their life with us while under the constant influence of "Tina." Other interviewees are former denizens of "Tina World," who have managed to crawl back from the depths to which their addictions brought them. Throughout, METH is an unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction to this very serious drug. Facilitated by: Ashley Chandler (DARC Grad Intern) & Lauren Todd (SAGE Center Grad Intern).

LIVING WITH HIV: KYLE'S STORY

When: Thursday, April 9th
Where: ASC Ballroom A
Time: 7:00 pm

"Growing up in a low-income, single parent household, life was never easy for me. Stress was always elevated because I never knew what was lying right around the corner – eviction, no food, or another move into another house. Being diagnosed with HIV did not make my life any easier, but it did make me realize something: despite my challenges and uphill battles, nothing could extinguish the light that burned in me; a desire for compassion, happiness, love, and social justice. This fire was not just for my benefit, but also for all of those suffering from the injustice of being HIV+. I am greater than my HIV status."