Park update: Starting Saturday, February 13, the High Line will be closed south of 14th Street due to neighboring construction work. The southernmost access point is now 14th Street (elevator/stairs). Follow us on Twitter at @highlinenyc for updates.
Inspired by the urgency of the AIDS-crisis informed 1994 ACT UP poster HOW MANY OF US WILL BE ALIVE FOR STONEWALL 35?, the collective What Would an HIV Doula Do? invites you to a public forum on queer wellbeing for Stonewall 50 that now asks: HOW MANY OF US WILL BE THRIVING FOR STONEWALL 100?
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, we honor those that continue to put their bodies on the line to push back against marginalization and abuse. What Would an HIV Doula Do? continues previous and ongoing concerns, while making space to discuss overlooked and newly emerging issues for queer communities. We invite you to join this interactive discussion with community members, artists, peers, and trained facilitators. Together, through conversation and readings by the American Indian Community House, Jamilah Felix and Ngozi Alston from Black Youth Project 100, Sonia Guiñansaca, and Timothy DuWhite, we’ll explore what “wellbeing” means and what we need to survive, and thrive, for the next 50 years, both individually and communally.
The forum will include issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, expression, disability, economics, spirituality, geography, and so much more.RSVP
ABOUT WHAT WOULD AN HIV DOULA DO?:
The What Would an HIV Doula Do? collective is a community of artists, activist, academics, chaplains, doulas, health care practitioners, nurses, filmmakers, AIDS Service Organization employees, dancers, community educators, and others from across the movement joined in response to the ongoing AIDS Crisis. We understand a doula as someone in community who holds space for others during times of transition. For us, HIV is a series of transitions in someone’s life that does not start with being tested or getting a diagnosis, nor end with treatment or death. Foundational to our process is asking questions.
Major support for High Line Programs is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston.
High Line Accessibility and Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.