Second Tuesday Presents: "Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism" Book Launch
Join us for this very special in-person event with Peter Staley reading from his memoir, “Never Silent: ACT UP and My Life in Activism.” The book tells the untold stories of Staley’s life, including his childhood rebelliousness, sexual coming out, and behind-the-curtain takes on his mission-impossible actions that helped to define ACT UP. “Never Silent” reveals Staley’s wild ride from Wall Street bond trader to ACT UP poster boy, and the explosive and sometimes painful years to follow—years filled with triumph, humiliation, joy, loss, and persistence.
ABOUT PETER STALEY
Peter Staley has been a long-term AIDS and gay rights activist, first as a member of ACT UP New York, then as the founding director of TAG, the Treatment Action Group. He was a 2016 Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and is a leading subject in the Oscar-nominated documentary “How to Survive a Plague.” More recently, Staley co-founded the PrEP4All Collaboration and the COVID-19 Working Group – New York, and is the lead named plaintiff in Staley v Gilead, a major federal antitrust case against big pharma set for trial next year.
ABOUT THE EVENT – AS OF EARLY AUGUST
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Reception–6 p.m. ET
Reading–7 p.m. ET