January 26 2022 – Love Your Asian Body Book Event with Eric C. Wat

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Wed. Jan 26, 2022
5pm PT / 7pm CT / 8pm ET

“AIDS isn’t just a disease; it’s also a movement.”

“I was one of those people the movement saved.”

Join us for an online event featuring visual storytelling and conversation with Eric C. Wat, on the occasion of his recently released book, Love Your Asian Body: AIDS Activism in Los Angeles (October 2021).

From the publisher: “A community memoir, Love Your Asian Body connects the deeply personal with the uncompromisingly political in telling the stories of more than thirty Asian American AIDS activists.”

Eric Wat, a 2018-19 LGBTQ Research Fellow at ONE Archives Foundation, will share archival materials from research conducted at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, as well as a selection of his oral history interviews. He will then be joined in conversation with ONE Archives Foundation’s Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Communications Manager Jaime Shearn Coan.

Purchase the book directly from University of Washington Press and receive 30% off with code WST30.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $10. Your donation supports programming organized by ONE Archives Foundation such as this event.

This event is organized by ONE Archives Foundation and co-presented with CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies. Special thanks to APGF and API Equality LA for their support in promoting the event.


Event access information will be shared after registration.

About the Speaker

Eric C. Wat is author of The Making of a Gay Asian Community: An Oral History of Pre-AIDS Los Angeles and SWIM, a novel. Learn more at ericwatbooks.com.

Quotes at top of page from Eric C. Wat, Love Your Asian Body: AIDS Activism in Los Angeles (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021), 1.

Image: Promotional graphic by ONE Archives Foundation including the cover of Love Your Asian Body: AIDS Activism in Los Angeles (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021).

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