In addition to various ICAP commemorations across the globe, two special events will take place on the Columbia University campus in New York City during this World AIDS Day.

On Wednesday, November 30, ICAP will host a screening of the film, We Were Here. Produced and directed by David Weissman, We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. This film explores how the City’s community was affected by, and how it responded to, the calamitous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to the capacity of individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.

A special introduction to the film will be given by Wafaa El-Sadr, ICAP Director; David Hoos, ICAP Senior Implementation Director; Robert Gamboa, ICAP Harlem Community Outreach and Retention Specialist; and Amirah Sequeira, Columbia University Student Representative. This event is on November 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in Miller Theater on the Columbia University Morningside Campus (116th and Broadway). “Register here”:https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=54667&REGISTER_SESSION_NAME=9ecfe803ed671453d045897c70c16105&state=init&.

On Thursday, December 1, ICAP is a sponsor of the “30 In 30 Out: World AIDS Day Benefit Event” hosted by the Columbia Student Global AIDS Campaign. ICAP’s David Hoos will be speaking at the event, alongside Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute; Laura Pinsky, founder and director of the Gay Health Advocacy Project; and Jesus Aguais, executive director of New York-based Aid for AIDS International. The event will also feature performances by the Steps Repertory Ensemble and the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company.

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