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AIDS Activism in China: Documentary/Discussion with Wan Yanhai

Start/End Tuesday, April 02, 2013 05:00 PM EDT -- 07:30 PM EDT
Location Name JG 102

The Society for Chinese Law invites you to a screening of The Epic of the Central Plains, a 2006 documentary by professor/filmmaker/activist Ai Xiaoming. The film examines the plight of villagers in rural Henan Province, many of whom contracted HIV in the 1980s and 90s through the common local
practice of selling blood.

Following the film, Dr. Wan Yanhai of the Aizhixing Institute of Health and Education, and formerly of China's Ministry of Health, will discuss his experience leading a Chinese NGO and advocating for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. Contact: Allison McCarty, amm2352@columbia.edu