February 28 Wednesday

Film Screening: "Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS"

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:10PM - 8:00PM
  • Room 127
  • Open To The Public
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From New York to Nigeria
From Burundi to the American South
How HIV-positive women on two continents have spent 30 years
fighting for treatment, survival—and a place at the table


Nothing Without Us is the first and only documentary telling the story of the inspiring women at the forefront of the global AIDS movement. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, “Nothing Without Us: The Women who Will End AIDS” reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played essential roles in HIV prevention and the treatment access movement throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The film explores the unaddressed dynamics that keep women around the world at risk of HIV, while introducing the remarkable women who have the answers to ending this 30-year old pandemic


The film screening will be followed by a discussion with:

Harriet Hirshorn, a documentary filmmaker whose award-winning documentaries focus on social justice issues.  She has been closely following HIV/AIDS activism in Africa for the last fifteen years.

Terry McGovern, one of the US advocates featured in the film and Professor and Chair of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center.  Terry founded the HIV Law Project in 1989 and served as its executive director until 1999. She successfully litigated numerous cases against federal, state and local governments, including S.P. v. Sullivan, which forced the Social Security Administration to expand HIV-related disability criteria.

Karina Danvers, the Director of the Connecticut Local Performance site of the New England AIDS Education and Training Center at the Yale School of Medicine AIDS Program, who  has worked in the AIDS field for the past 24 years.

Tomi Simmons, community advocate with AIDS Project New Haven

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Global Health Justice Partnership, the Schell Center for International Human Rights, and the US Health Justice Collaborative

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo