Saturday, October 16, 2010

"ACTing UP against AIDS"

ACTing UP against AIDS

While researching on different areas of political work of art and artistic/ cultural act of protest to write about for my final research assignment, I’ve decided to write about the protest movement ACTing UP against AIDS. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS is now a pandemic. In 2007, it was estimated that 33.2 million people lived with the disease worldwide, and that AIDS killed an estimated 2.1 million people, including 330,000 children. ACTing UP against AIDS protest was formed in New York City in March 1987, by a group of diverse, nonpartisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS Crisis. I feel very strongly about ACTing UP against AIDS protest and movement and what it stands for. AIDS was a fairly new disease in the late eighties, and never had a voice to stop the epidemic disease from spreading. ACTing UP against AIDS was that voice that society needed to send the message across about the prevention, dangers and effects of AIDS. In the late eighties, many people weren’t educated about the effects and dangers of AIDS.  ACTing UP against AIDS is a powerful group of individuals that stands for something strong and meaningful. Everyone should be educated about preventing AIDS, and try to make an effort to stop this incurable disease from spreading and ruining innocent people lives.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Raisa -

    This is potentially a great topic. Please see me to talk more about this and your posts.