The ACT UP Oral
History Project has created a 9-part cable access series. Edited by
James Wentzy and Jim Hubbard. The series includes programs on “Changing the CDC Definition of AIDS” and “ACT UP’s Greatest Achievements.”
Airs Every Friday @ 7:30 PM through March 20, 2009
Time Warner Channel 67 RCN Channel 85
The ACT UP Oral History Project has been documenting the history of AIDS Activism by conducting long-format interviews of members of ACT UP. We’ve done 103 interviews so far. We are creating a vital and complex portrait of a diverse community of people who came to believe that self-empowerment, social change and direct political action could provide solutions to the AIDS crisis and investigating the history of a movement that chose civic engagement over palliative solutions and which has served as a model for increased participation in public affairs for marginalized groups in the New York City and around the world.