The following event is being hosted by Education & Community Programs – in cooperation with Minnesota AIDS Project – as part of the Walker’s civic engagement initiative to encourage dialogue on topics of importance to the Twin Cities community. You are all invited to attend.
Esther Kaplan, author of With God on Their Side
Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm
Walker Art Center Cinema
Gay men and drug users account for 20,000-30,000 new HIV infections each year in the U.S., so why are researchers being pressured not to mention these populations in their proposals for federal funding? Why are groups that advocate condom use and safer sex messages facing repeated federal audits? Why are our national health agencies providing incomplete, misleading or false information about condoms and sex education – or censoring it all together? Why are the proponents of “ weird science” – as Kaplan calls it – taking seats on advisory panels responsible for guiding national health research and policy? Kaplan took on these questions and more in her book, With God on Their Side: George W. Bush and the Christian Right. Her tough facts and strong opinions are apt to prompt a blood pressure check – whatever your politics.
The program will be preceded by a presentation of a 2005 MAP Hanson-Henningson Aware for legislative leadership to Rep. Paul Thissen.