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Opening Reception & Film Screening: AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health Exhibit

January 30, 2024

The Drexel Libraries and the College of Nursing & Health Professions are pleased to bring the exhibit AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People's History of a Pandemic to Drexel University this winter.

The exhibit features selections from the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) archive of public health posters and explores how AIDS posters serve as highly adaptable, durable, cost effective, efficient tools in sharing public health messaging.

We hope you will visit the exhibit and come out and enjoy any of the following related events:

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Drexel University Health Sciences Building – Lobby
60 N. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Register to attend

Join us for the opening of this unique traveling exhibit featuring selections from the National Library of Medicine’s archive of public health posters. Faculty and staff from the Libraries and CNHP will speak about the exhibit to kick off the opening. Guests are then invited to enjoy refreshments and view the exhibition.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
W. W. Hagerty Library – Room L33
3300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Register to attend

Attend a screening of How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Science & Citizens Tamed AIDS, a documentary that tells the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q/A with Professor Randy Sell, ScD, Professor at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, who participated in a number of actions in the film. 

For more information about the exhibit, visit the Drexel Libraries’
exhibit guide.

The exhibit runs February 12 to March 22, 2024, and is FREE and open to the public and all members of the Drexel community.

The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and companion website.