Join us on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm EST for a ZOOM Conversation with historian and author Dan Royles.
Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Robert Kesten, Royles will discuss his book, To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS.
The event is free, open to the public and conducted via ZOOM.
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To Make the Wounded Whole offers the first history of African American AIDS activism in all its depth and breadth. It introduces a diverse constellation of activists, including medical professionals, Black gay intellectuals, church pastors, Nation of Islam leaders, recovering drug users, and Black feminists who pursued a wide array of grassroots approaches to slow the epidemic’s spread and address its impacts. Through interlinked stories from Philadelphia and Atlanta to South Africa and back again, this book documents the diverse, creative, and global work of African American activists in the decades-long battle against HIV/AIDS.
About Dan Royles
Dan Royles is an Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University in Miami, where he teaches courses on United States, African American, LGBTQ, public, and oral history. His first book, To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS, was published in 2020 by University of North Carolina Press. He also runs the African American AIDS History Project, a digital archive of responses to HIV/AIDS in Black America.