Tag Archives: AIDS

The Language of Protest

The AIDS crisis in the 1980s propelled many to take to the streets in anger and protest to rebel against the Reagan government, demanding rights to healthcare, treatment for AIDS, funding, and information. This movement mobilized communities, and in particular … Continue reading

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The Indomitable Spirit

Barbara Kruger, The Indomitable Spirit, 1990 (1349.2000) In response to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and early 90s, a range of activist groups, including ACT UP and Gran Fury, created a group of 230 photomontage posters, stickers, pamphlets, and … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

ACT UP ad hoc Gay Pride Committee, U.S. Spends More in 5 Hours on Defense than in 5 Years on Healthcare, 1989 Richard Deagle, Tom Starace, and Joe Wollin (ACT UP New York), American Flag, 1989 ACT UP New York, … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

Gideon Mendel, Patient With AIDS – Edendabe Hospital, April 1995 Gideon Mendel, Hlabisa AIDS Educators at Work, 1995 World AIDS Day was established on December 1, 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO). The 2009 World AIDS Day theme is … Continue reading

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