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"Philadelphia" Twenty Years Later: Narrative and the Epidemic


Nov 12, 2013 - 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University Medical Center, 650 W. 168th St.

Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine program is hosting a day-long event commemorating the 20th anniversary of Philadelphia, the groundbreaking film starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. “Philadelphia Twenty Years Later: Narrative and the Epidemic” will mark the milestone with a series of sessions that includes a reunion of director Jonathan Demme and the team directly involved in the film, as well as performances and discussions involving those who lived through the era and guided the narrative. M.S. in Narrative Medicine faculty Paul Browde, Nellie Hermann, and Murray Nossel will be featured speakers and participants.

All proceeds from the event will benefit African Services Committee, which provides health, housing, legal, and social services to more than 10,000 people each year, focusing on HIV prevention, testing, care, and advocacy.