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Let the Record Show: A Conversation with Sarah Schulman

At the Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Central Library

Tue / May 3, 2022 - 7:00PM

A Reading and Conversation about the Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

Free Ticket Registration

About this Performance

In conjunction with the orchestra’s performance of John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1, a memorial to those he lost to AIDS at the height of the epidemic, the LA Phil welcomes Sarah Schulman, author of Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993. Twenty years in the making, Schulman's Let the Record Show is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism. In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world. Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it took on the AIDS crisis with an indefatigable, ingenious, and multifaceted attack on the corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all. Join Schulman, one of the most revered queer writers and thinkers of her generation, for a combined reading and conversation about how a group of desperate outcasts changed America forever, and in the process created a livable future for generations of people across the world.

Free and open to the public. Registration opens on March 24, 2022 via the ALOUD website. The event will take place at the Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Central Library.

Presented in collaboration with the ALOUD Series

The LA Phil’s Humanities programs are generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.

Outside Venue

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Central Library

630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071

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