Love, Found Families, and Activism During the AIDS Crisis
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Capitol Extension Room E2.014
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX
A crew of HIV-positive counterrevolutionaries in 1998 Cuba plot to overthrow the Castro government in Kirkus-starred novel Sacrificio, by Guggenheim and MacDowell fellow Ernesto Mestre-Reed. In television writer Rasheed Newson’s debut novel My Government Means to Kill Me, a young gay Black man in 1980s NYC comes of age and attempts to find himself amid the AIDS crisis.
Moderator: Karma Chavez, Chair and Bobby and Sherri Patton Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
Rasheed Newson, Ernesto Mestre-Reed, My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel, Sacrificio