ACT UP protest

Carlos Ortiz Papers, 1940s-2006

ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) demonstrations in the 1980s and 1990s were for the struggle to fight HIV/AIDS and to force the government to take action to fight the disease and aid the people suffering from it. Government inaction was mainly because the victims of the HIV/AIDS crisis were gay men and people in lower-income classes, and were ignored due to bigotry and classism by the government and society.


Date
1980s, Date accepted
Creator
Carlos Ortiz
Document Type
Photograph: b & w photographs
Identifier
CaOr_b21_f13_0005
Related Keywords
Activism, Activists, HIV / AIDS, Protests
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
ACT UP
Citation
Carlos Ortiz Papers, 1940s-2006. ACT UP protest: CaOr_b21_f13_0005. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Jul 2019.
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