• X-TRA presents Dont Rhine and Clean Needles Now

    April 4, 2013 7 - 9 pm LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
    at LA Forum for Architecture and Design at Woodbury Hollywood
    (next door to LACE)
    6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Free and open to the public.

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    Dont Rhine leads a conversation with Shoshanna Scholar, current Clean Needles Now Executive Director, and AIDS activists, artists and members of the needle exchange past and present.

    Clean Needles Now was an artist-run project that came out of Act UP. Dont Rhine, Shoshanna Scholar, and past and present members and activists of the needle exchange will talk about the beginning of the organization and trace it through to the present, with a focus on the role of artists and the neighborhood of Hollywood.

    This event takes place at LACE, an organization intrinsically tied to Hollywood and the artists and activists of the needle exchange.

    Following the discussion, Dont and Shoshanna will lead the group to visit the needles exchange site just around the corner.
    Read the related feature in current issue of X-TRA.
    LACE website.
    Clean Needles Now website.

    Shoshanna Scholar has served as the Executive Director of Clean Needles Now / Los Angeles Community Health Outreach Project since 2003. The organizations aim to support the rights and responsibilities of those affected by drug use to protect their health and the health of their communities. Scholar is an outspoken advocate for the rights of drug users who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the issues facing people who use drugs on the local, state, and national level.

    Dont Rhine has been involved in HIV/AIDS organizing since 1989. He co-founded the international sound art collective Ultra-red in 1994. Dont also teaches in the low-residency Visual Art MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.


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