The Legacy LIVE Series for 2017 opens with the rarely seen, award-winning 1990 documentary Short Fuse: Story of an AIDS Activist about the fiery, funny, passionate life of Daniel Sotomayor, the nation's first openly gay political cartoonist and ACT-UP/Chicago AIDS activist. Follow his struggle to balance life, death, and protest cast against some of the most explosive footage of AIDS activism ever captured in Chicago. This film is presented in cooperation with the Art, AIDS, America/Chicago Exhibit and the Alphawood Foundation.
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2p. Free at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted, Chicago.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A with several of Daniel's closest friends:
Lori Cannon | Founder of Open Hand/Vital Bridges/Heartland Health Outreach | Act-Up Chicago Activist
Gabriel Gomez | Chicago State University Professor | Act-Up Chicago Activist
Owen Keehnen | LGBT History Biographer | Act-Up Chicago Activist
Tim Miller | Act-Up Chicago Activist
Moderated by Victor Salvo | The Legacy Project
Tickets at the link: www.eventbrite.com/e/short-fuse-the-story-of-aids-activist-daniel-sotomayor-tickets-31141919319 .
BRINGING LGBT HISTORY TO LIFE:
The Legacy LIVE Series is a joint venture of Center on Halsted and the Legacy Project. Together we explore the stories behind our ancestors and the important milestones that have shaped LGBTQ life today. Through thought-provoking programming, and creative, entertaining events, we are bridging the gap between our past and our future for ourselves and our children.