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Activism for Global Pandemic Equity 

Fri, Aug 5, 2022
4 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Convened by Whitney Biennial 2022 artists Ivy Kwan Arce and Julie Tolentino, this public program brings together an international group of HIV/AIDS activists to consider the constellations of people whose work has laid the foundation for transformative advances in prevention and treatment, as well as vaccine access and equity, for HIV and a range of diseases including COVID-19. Speakers include Mark Harrington, Treatment Action Group; Kenly Sikwese, AfroCAB; and Ivy Kwan Arce, artist/activist. 

This program is part of ECHO POSITION, a collaboration between Arce and Tolentino, which centers the role of women—particularly women of color—in HIV/AIDS activism. 

This event will take place both in-person and online.

Free with registration and museum admission (for in-person attendance).

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The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

El subtitulado en directo está disponible para programas y eventos públicos en español si se solicita con diez días hábiles de anticipación. Haremos todo lo posible por atender las solicitudes que se presenten fuera de ese plazo. Para hacer una solicitud, contáctenos a través de o al (646) 666-5574 (voz). Aceptamos retransmisiones y llamadas de voz.

Live closed captioning is available for public programs and events in Spanish upon request with ten business days' advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

This program will be recorded and made available on the Whitney's YouTube channel.

Live captioning will be available online and in-person for this event. If you need captions in a separate browser window or on your own mobile device, please email for StreamText link.

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COVID-19 vaccination and face coverings are not required, but strongly recommended for all visitors. Plan your visit and review our visitor policies.



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