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Virtual Conversation with Activist, Writer and Documentarian Steven F. Dansky.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Steven F. Dansky will screen clips of LGBT interviews from his documentary, Attend Me: A Pandemic Journal, followed by a Q&A
The full-length documentary, Attend Me: A Pandemic Journal, explores the LGBTQ experience during the coronavirus global pandemic through dozens of interviews in locations throughout the U.S. Juxtaposed against the interviews are coronavirus-referenced street-art murals painted on shutdown, plywood boarded-up storefronts in the Arts District of Las Vegas.
The event, free and open to the public and will be conducted via ZOOM.
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About Steven F. Dansky:
Steven F. Dansky has been an activist, writer, and documentarian for more than 50 years.
Pre-Stonewall Rebellion, he was in the civil rights and anti-war movements and was in Student for a Democratic Society (SDS). Post-Stonewall Rebellion, he was prominent in the beginning of the LGBT movement and was a member of Gay Liberation Front (GLF). He is referenced as an influential forerunner in numerous books, dating from 1969 to the present.
During the early HIV/AIDS pandemic, he wrote two books Now Dare Everything: Tales of HIV-Related Psychotherapy (1994) and Nobody’s Children: Orphans of the HIV Epidemic (1997). As a healthcare administrator he worked in HIV/AIDS programs in the unserved communities of New York—from Harlem to the South Bronx and Jamaica. He had a private psychotherapy practice for two decades, serving an LGBT population.
In 2014, he co-founded Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers with John Knoebel, interviewing more than one-hundred people each collected at ONE, National Gay and Lesbian, Archives, University of Southern California, Los Angeles with all interviews available at (www.outspoken-lgbtq.org).
For Outspoken Films, he produced the documentaries, Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject (2019), From Trauma to Activism (2017) (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fromtraumatoactivism), and On Performing Identity: The Iconic Peter Hujar Photograph (2016).
Dansky’s essays have been anthologized in several books, and he is a frequent contributor to the Gay and Lesbian Review. His photography has been in solo and group exhibitions and has been published in LensWork (2012); Art and Queer Culture (2013); and Protest!: Photographs of Social Justice in the 21st Century (2016).