Film Screening of Someone You Love (Sept. 20, 2015)

The Sexual Health Alliance is hosting a free screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic on Sunday, September 20th at 11am. The screening will take place at Filmscene and is sponsored by the Iowa Cancer Consortium and the Emma Goldman Clinic.

Immediately following the film there will be a panel discussion with local health experts where audience members can ask questions and learn about available local resources. We hope to see you there!

Dallas Buyers Club Screenings (Nov. 20, 2014)

Dallas Buyers Club flyerThe Sexual Health Alliance is hosting two free screenings of Dallas Buyers Club on Thursday, 11/20 at 6 pm at the Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Iowa City Public Library. There will be door prizes. The screenings are being held in honor of World AIDS Day (which is December 1st).

“How To Survive A Plague” Showing at Collins Road Theatres – Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 PM

How to survive a plague flyerPlease join us for a free community showing of the documentary How To Survive a Plague. The documentary will be shown at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd at Collins Road Theatres (1462 Twix Town Road NE, Marion) for World AIDS Day.

In the 80s and 90s, two coalitions, ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), helped turn HIV/AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. The critically-acclaimed documentary How To Survive a Plague tells the powerful story of these two coalitions.

Health professionals, college students, educators, parents and anyone interested in learning more about the history of HIV/AIDS activism is welcome to attend. The Sexual Health Alliance of Linn & Johnson Counties (SHA) is co-hosting this screening in partnership with the Community HIV/Hepatitis Advocacy of Iowa Network (CHAIN) and Positive Iowans Taking Charge (PITCH).

For more information about this film or to see the trailer, please go to The film is unrated.

Anyone who attends the screening will be offered a coupon for a free rapid HIV test at Linn County Public Health (501 13th St. NW, Cedar Rapids) or at Johnson County Public Health (855 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City). In addition to the How To Survive a Plague screening, other events for World AIDS Day are taking place in Linn and Johnson Counties. Johnson County Public Health will be providing HIV testing to anyone at the Iowa City Public Library on Sunday, December 1 from 1-6 pm and at the Coralville Public Library on Wednesday, December 4 from 10 am – 3 pm. Free HIV testing for everyone will be available at Linn County Public Health on Wednesday, December 4 from 8:30 am – 4 pm.

Human Trafficking in Iowa: What You Can Do?

SHA is hosting a panel titled Human Trafficking in Iowa: What Can You Do? Human trafficking – the illegal trade of people for sexual exploitation or forced labor – is not often thought of as an Iowa problem, yet it does occur in our state. But what can be done about it? Attend the panel to learn more about this problem and find out what you can do!

Date: Tuesday, September 20th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Location: Kelser Auditorium, Coe College
Hickock Hall, 1220 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids

Speakers: Jason Semprini, Iowa Legal Aid
Katie Burrell, St. Luke’s Child Protection Center
Sgt. Kevin Kinney, Johnson County Sherriff’s Department

This event is sponsored by the Coe Human Rights Advocates.