Dreaming A New Future:
A Conversation with
February 26, 2014 - by San Francisco AIDS Foundation - "What's next?"
That's the question at the heart of a burgeoning movement of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors and allies. For people who lived through the
devastating losses and unimaginable triumphs of the early decades of AIDS-many of whom never expected to see their 30s, let alone
hit retirement age-what do the next decades hold?
If Tez Anderson and Matt Sharp have anything to do with it, the coming years will hold fierce advocacy, revitalized
community, and gatherings that feel like home. Last year, filmmaker Anderson and longtime activist (and BETA columnist) Sharp
launched Let's Kick ASS, a San Francisco-based grassroots community group for people experiencing "AIDS survivor syndrome"-folks
who survived the worst of the early epidemic only to find their lives had stalled.
Reconnecting isolated survivors, getting a seat at the advocacy table, and honoring the past while reimagining the
future are all on the group's agenda. As Anderson explains, "we're dedicated to reclaiming our lives, ending isolation, and
envisioning a future we never dreamed of."
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