The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture opens March 13 at the Miller Center Library at St. Cloud State.
The exhibit provides a historic glimpse of personal stories, photographs, ads and posters of people living with AIDS and others involved in the national AIDS crisis.
“Centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Jennifer Brier, the exhibition curator.
The title Surviving and Thriving comes from a book written in 1987 by and for people with AIDS that insisted people could live with AIDS, not just die from it.
The display explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic throughout the last 30 years.
The opening reception and exhibit tour will be held at 3:45 p.m. March 14 on the first floor Miller Center Reading Court.
The exhibit runs through April 22.