Law & Society Documentary Series #2: How to Survive a Plague

Film screening followed by Discussion with Professor Deborah Rhode

The film, directed by David France, shows the story of two citizen coalitions whose activism and innovation during the 80’s-90’s turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time.

After the screening, Prof. Rhode will discuss the potential of civil society to promote institutional and legal change, despite abundant obstacles in a complicated bureaucratic reality.

When:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013. 7:15 PM.
Approximate duration of 2.0 hour(s).
Where:
Stanford Law School, Room 280A (Map)
Sponsor:
Stanford Program in Law & Society
Contact:
408 256 2773
stanfordlawandsociety@gmail.com
Admission:

RSVP for dinner at http://bit.ly/XZsnKh or stanfordlawandsociety@gmail.com

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Tags:
lecture
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