Assembly Series: “Can Art Save Lives?”

  • April 12, 2017 • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Whitaker Hall Auditorium

HIV/AIDS activists such as the educator, arts critic, and curator David Gere certainly hope the answer to this question is a resounding “yes.” He has dedicated his career to finding creative approaches to slow down the deadly spread of infections, which according to recent data estimates the daily rate to be about 5,700. With like-minded collaborators, he has launched a number of projects that demonstrate how art can serve as a powerful agent of change. Gere’s presentation will touch on the ways he uses creative approaches to turn his passion (and compassion) into action.