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.
1980s, Date accepted
Photograph: b & w photographs
Activism, Activists, HIV / AIDS, Protests
Individuals or Organizations MentionedACT UP
Carlos Ortiz Papers, 1940s-2006. ACT UP protest: CaOr_b21_f13_0005. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 20 Oct 2019.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archives