Rooftop reception 6P, Films at 7P
Free and open to everyone
Film remarks by Xavier Livermon, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
Come together on World AIDS Day for a program of newly commissioned short artist videos. Curated for Visual AIDS, Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings includes videos by Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden, and Brontez Purnell.
The program prioritizes black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, highlighting marginalized voices in black communities, including queer and trans voices.
Presented in partnership with The Kind Clinic.
Xavier Livermon’s research exists at the intersection of popular culture, gender, and sexuality in post-apartheid South Africa and the African Diaspora. He is currently completing a manuscript tentatively entitled It’s About Time: Kwaito and the Performance of Freedom, which examines post-apartheid youth culture as a series of performances enacted to test the limits of post-apartheid possibility. His research interests include African Cultural Studies, Black Popular Music, Black Performance, Black Queer Studies, HIV/AIDS, and African Diaspora Studies.