ACT UP: Thirty Years Fighting AIDS

The University of York, June 1-2, 2017

Screening of "Untited in Anger: A History of ACT UP," Conference, and Exhibition of the ACT UP Oral History Project

Related Events

In preparation for the conference we are organising a series of related events with the Queer and Now reading group of the University of York (UK). 

Our first meeting was held on January 18th, 2017 at the University of York.

We read the introduction to Sarah Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination: “Making Record from Memory”.

Schulman, who joined ACT UP in 1987, introduces the reader to the problems implicit in adopting a historical perspective on the AIDS crisis, and on the controversies that emerge when young people approach the AIDS crisis.


Sarah Schulman, The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012), pp. 1-20.

The next meeting will be in February.