and the creative team behind
to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking film
July 26, 2013
The Program in Narrative Medicine at the
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
is hosting an event commemorating the 20
, the groundbreaking film directed by
Twenty Years Later: Narrative and the Epidemic" will mark the milestone with events featuring the team directly involved in the project, as well as those who lived through the era and guided the narrative.
Released in 1993,
was one of the first mainstream movies to address HIV/AIDS, homophobia, and discrimination.
each won an Academy Award for the film, and
was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
All proceeds from the event will benefit African Services Committee. AFC provides health, housing, legal, and social services to more than 10,000 newcomers to this country each year, focusing on HIV prevention, testing, care, and advocacy.
The program events will include:
The Making of Philadelphia:
will host a panel discussion with the creative team behind the film:
(Sony Studios), and
A Song for You:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present a solo performance choreographed by
for the Donny Hathaway 1972 version of the classic song.
Activism and Healthcare:
will host a discussion with Drs.
, physician-activists at the forefront of the epidemic.
Artists, Representation, and Activism:
will host writers
, both of whom explore themes of loss, beauty, care giving, and hope in their poetry and memoirs.
Two Men Talking:
A performance created and performed by
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
1pm ET to 9pm ET
Medical Center, 650 W. 168
St. (between Broadway and Ft. Washington Avenue),
New York, NY
TICKETS: $20 with Columbia University ID, $50 General Public
To purchase tickets in advance, visit
Program in Narrative Medicine
Through narrative training, the Program in Narrative Medicine helps healthcare professionals and educators to improve the effectiveness of care by developing the capacity for attention, reflection, representation, and affiliation with patients and colleagues. In addition to training faculty and medical students at the
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
in narrative competency, the program offers a Master of Science degree in Narrative Medicine, intensive workshops, and inter-professional education programs designed to foster collaboration among the schools of the
Medical Center. For more information, visit
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