Day With(out) Art 2023:

Everyone I Know Is Sick

Friday, December 1, 2023

In-person hour-long film screenings @CUNYSLU (18th floor)

begin at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.  Popcorn and refreshments will be served.


* FREE and OPEN to the public.  No registration needed *


Join us *in person* in Midtown Manhattan:

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

25 West 43rd Street, 18th floor, New York, NY 10036 (map)


The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) is proud to partner with the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium and Visual AIDS for the Day With(out) Art 2023 by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five short films generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability. The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA). 

Learn about the videos here:

Learn about the artists here:


Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.  Everyone I Know is Sick will also be available to view online at beginning December 1, 2023.


Also, we invite you to join us on Wed. December 13, when SLU will host a related Day With(out) Art 2023 event -- a virtual conversation with artists and activists Pato Hebert and aAliy A. Muhammad titled "The Role of Artists in Justice Movements."  For more info and to register for this Zoom program, visit:



Hosted by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies

Presented in collaboration with Visual AIDS.



Health and Safety Protections: 

While CUNY no longer requires masking, the use of masks is always welcomed and encouraged. Masks are available at the check-in table for the event. For the health and safety of our entire community, we ask that if you are feeling ill to please stay home. 


Image caption: Hiura Fernandes and Lili Nascimento, Aquela criança com AID$ (That Child with AID$), 2023. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Everyone I Know Is Sick 


About the program:

These programs are organized by the Murphy Institute and Student & Community Affairs at CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and made possible through the generous support of LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council LGBT and Queer Caucus. 

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. 






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