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Join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM for Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from the AIDS Epidemic : Former US Congressman Henry Waxman in conversation with Boston Globe reporter Edward Fitzpatrick.

Henry Waxman served as the U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd Congressional district for over 40 years. In 1990, after a long battle over what seemed like government indifference to the AIDS epidemic, Congressman Waxman authored the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act (Ryan White CARE Act) the largest federally funded program in the United States for people living with HIV/AIDS. He will talk about the parallels and lessons to be learned from his experiences about how the government can respond to public health crises.

Edward Fitzpatrick is a Boston Globe staff writer covering Rhode Island. He worked for 16 years at the Providence Journal, including eight years as the political columnist and five years as court reporter.

For more information about Congressman Waxman, see our LibGuide.

Due to COVID-19, the Fall 2020 Talking in the Library programs will be held virtually and are open to all.

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