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The Silence=Death Poster

Guest post by Avram Finkelstein.

As a founding member of the political collective that produced the image most closely associated with AIDS activism, Silence=Death, I'm frequently asked to speak about this poster. Over the decades people have thanked me for it, telling me the poster was the rallying cry that drew them to political activism.

I have a slightly different take on that. In essence and intention, the political poster is a public thing. It comes to life in the public sphere, and is academic outside of it. 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides in November

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc., Quality Health Care, Inc. and Perferred Home Care of New York will present On-Site Recruitments for Home Health Aides in the following locations in November.

New Partners, Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New York State Department of Labor,

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A Prophecy Before Our Time: The Gay Men’s Health Project Clinic Opens in 1972

A guest post by Perry Brass.

Sometimes it's difficult to realize looking back at an activity how far ahead it was. But for the three founders—Leonard Ebreo, Marc Rabinowitz, and myself—of the Gay Men's Health Project Clinic, the first clinic for gay men on the East Coast, opening in 1972 in an unfinished concrete basement at 247 West Eleventh Street in Greenwich Village—this wasn't difficult. We just had no idea how far reaching the term "gay men's health" would become. But we knew the clinic was vitally 

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Why We Fight: The E-Resources

While the Library's collections related to HIV and AIDS in both the Manuscripts Division and the General Research Division are especially rich, the Library also provides access to electronic resources that supplement the print holdings.Read More ›

November Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Is Detroit City really the place to be? What happens in a typical day at a busy NYC hospital? How does a traveler lose himself all over the globe? Is it possible for the government to achieve full employment in 

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On-Site Recruitment: Bilingual Home Health Aides November 1

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc. will present an On-site Recruitment for Bilingual Home Health Aides on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. sharp at New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor, Bronx, N.Y. 10458

BILINGUAL HOME HEALTH AIDES - JOB ORDER NUMBER -

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Author Interview with Hollis Seamon

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Author Hollis Seamon recently wrote an amazing young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You, featuring two teenagers living in hospice care while suffering from terminal cancer. Despite the grim subject matter, I can honestly say that this was one of the more heartful and thoughtful books I've read this year. Hollis was kind enough to answer a few 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides October 8

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New York State Department of Labor,

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on October 15

The New York State Department of Labor and Preferred Home Care of New York will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 215 W. 125th 

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VD is No Camp

V.D. is no camp, Mattachine Society of New YorkOne of my favorite objects in the exhibition isn't about AIDS at all. It's a small brochure by the Mattachine Society of New York. Titled "VD is No Camp," the small brochure tries to speak in a funny direct way from one gay man to another about the risks of love and desire. I included it in the show because it points to something very 

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On-Site Recruitment at SIBL: Healthcare Professionals for St. Mary's Home Care

The New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library and St. Mary's Home Care will present an On-Site Recruitment for Healthcare Professionals on Thursday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Science, Industry and business Library , 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Per Diem and Full Time positions 

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On-site Recruitment September 27: Bilingual Home Health Aides

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Bilingual Home Health Aides on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. sharp at the New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Road, 8th Floor, Bronx 10458.

Positions

BILINGUAL HOME HEALTH AIDES JOB ORDER NUMBER -

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You're Allergic to WHAT?

You may not know (really, it's OK; I didn't either until I looked it up) that September is Food Allergy Awareness Month. If you're looking for a science topic for that back-to-school project, or just want to better understand a friend or family member with a food allergy, there are tons of great resources here at the Library.  

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on September 10

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New York State Department of Labor

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September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

The centrality of sunshine… the most fascinating New York Times obits of the year… the riddle of the

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On-Site Recruitment August 30: Bilingual Home Health Aides

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Bilingual Home Health Aides on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. sharp (appointment not required), at the New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Road, 8th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458.

Job Summary

Trained and certified health 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on August 20

The New York State Department of Labor and Preferred Home Care of New York will present On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides.

Job Summary

Provide care for clients in the patient’s home.  Perform light household duties that ensure safety and independence.  Preferred Home Care has Full and Part Time positions including weekends, evenings and live-in assignments.

Job Requirements

Applicants must be caring individuals who are willing to work with a diversity of people.  There are no 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on August 13

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc will present an on-site recruitment for Home Health Aides.

Job Summary

Assist clients with their daily needs in their homes; meal preparation; feeding; grooming; ambulation; sanitary needs.

Job Requirements

Must be able to communicate in and understand English; take an employment exam, background check, and drug screening. Must be certified as a Home Health Aide or be trained.

Hours 

Not specified, flexible.

Wages

$9.50 per hour, 

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August Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

What is it like to be a convicted murderer just released from prison? What company was the Apple of the 1960s and 70s? Can you forage for edible plants in New York City? How much do you know about life in

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides on August 2

The New York State Department of Labor and Preferred Home Care of New York will present an on-site recruitment for Home Health Aides.

Job summary

Provide care for clients in the patient’s home. Perform light household duties that ensure safety and independence. Preferred Home Care has full and part time positions including weekends, evenings and live-in assignments.

Job Requirements

Applicants must be caring individuals who are willing to work with a diversity of people. There are no educational 

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