Writer, poet and WWHIVDD member Timothy DuWhite hosts a workshop / reading series where he brings together personal writing, contemporary conversations around HIV/AIDS, and research from the In the Life Archive at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. At the core of the workshop is the question: how can conversations from the past help us create new discussions in the present and prepare for a better future?
DuWhite first offered this workshop as a 5 part series for WWHIVDD in the spring of 2018 at The New School, with support from Poets & Writers. Each week he was joined by a guest writer whose practice is rooted in the ongoing response to HIV/AIDS: Steven G. Fullwood, Linda Villarosa, Michael Roberson, Kenyon Farrow and Pamela Sneed.
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A workshop series that brings together writers, care givers and others living with HIV and impacted by the epidemic to share experiences and skills. Some experience with HIV and a desire to write is all people need to participate.
HIV WTH was launched as a 5 part series in the spring of 2017 at various locations, sponsored by Poets and Writers. Workshops leaders and locations included: Jennifer Patterson + Michael Crumpler hosted HIV WITH...WRITING WITH TRAUMA At Judson Church; iele paloumpis + Timothy DuWhite hosted HIV WITH…THE SPIRIT AND THE STATE at The New School; Joe Osmundson + Lodz Joseph hosted HIV WITH… BEYOND PUBLIC HEALTH at Housing Works; Tamara Oyola Santiago hosted HIV WITH… El VIH Y Yo; and Cat Fitzpatrick and Ch. Christopher Jones hosted HIV WITH…WITNESS and at Union Theological Seminary. Read more about HIV WITH at Poets & Writers.
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This workshop asked the questions: Were you angry way before election day? Are you tired of people telling you to calm down / Save your energy / Pace yourself? Do you feel guided by the sonic chants of those who came before you and charged by the spirits of those who will come after? During RAGE IS ONLY SUSTAINABLE WHEN SHARED participants have the opportunity to consider theses questions and then learn how to own, share, and SUSTAIN rage. The workshop is rooted in the understanding that for many of us rage is not a choice—but learning how to live with it can be.
WWHIVDD members Charles Long and Theodore (ted) Kerr first delivered this workshop as part of OPEN ENGAGEMENT 2018 and have since delivered it at Northwestern University.
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Often books, films and exhibitions will make use of an AIDS timeline to place the epidemic within context or highlight important related dates and moments. In this workshop, participants have an opportunity to create their own timeline, and along the way learn how timelines can be political. Using a room as a canvas, members of WWHIVDD work with participants to bring together important dates within AIDS and world history, and personal narratives to create a unique, specific and interactive AIDS timeline. At the end of the workshop, memories will have been shared, history considered, and a community sense of the crisis will have emerged.
This workshop was designed by Virgil Taylor with input from other members of WWHIVDD and has been offered with CLAGS at the The Graduate Center, CUNY and as part of NEW YORK LIVE ARTS.
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For people with some knowledge of the current epidemic, this workshop provides an opportunity to consider the relationship between HIV criminalization, privacy, and HIV testing. A series of discussion questions and prompts allow for a safe and dynamic enviroment when particpents have a chance to challange what they think they know about HIV, while centering people with HIV and those impacted.
This workshop was created by Elizabeth Koke and Theodore (ted) Kerr for Housing Works 2018 World AIDS Day Event.
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