Join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with activist, writer and documentarian Steven F. Dansky.
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).