World Aids Day 2016—Recognizing the Leadership of the POSITIVE/NEGATIVE Collective

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Today is December 1. Today is a day to remember all the lives lost to AIDS.. A generation of men and women, lives cut short—a wealth of history, knowledge, companionship, and mentors so many of us contemplatively reflect on, wondering what could have been.

The 2016 Federal theme is “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.”  Today we would like to recognize the work of Positive/Negative, a collection of plays about women of color and HIV/AIDS, that addresses the importance of the issues of violence, sexuality, race, gender, class and immigration, stigma, and other themes that are topical today in the pandemic. And of course all of the contributors involved. In the Fall of 2016 AOT Project was pleased to host a very special rendezvous for the many contributors who came together from California, New York, and Connecticut.

AOT Project Art Salon Douglas Turner Positive Negative women of color and HIV/AIDS Imani Harrington

Positive/Negative is available in the AOT Project Shop  Your purchase enables AOT Project to continue offering programming that really matters most! Save $5 with PROMO CODE: POS/NEG—WAD

Originally published in 2002 by Aunt Lute Books, the stories reach far back into the previous decades. The plays have been performed throughout those decades when it wasn’t common.

Contributors of the anthology include Ernest Andrews, Kulwa Apara, Kehinde Apara, Q.V. Atkins, Joanne Bealy, Zelma Brown, Mark Campbell, Migdalia Cruz, Luis Delgado, Michael John Garcés, Mario Golden, Ntombi Howell, V. Thandi Sulé-James, Marijo, Chiori Miyagawa, Alfonso Ramirez, Carmen Rivera, Sandra Rodríguez, Cándido Tirado, Dorinde Welle, and Shay Youngblood. Positive/Negative was edited by Artist and Playwright Imani Harrington and Yale Professor of Psychiatry Chyrell Bellamy, PhD with a Foreword by Evelyn C. White.