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WINGS #31-20 Leaderless Organizing in the '90s

ACT UP and the Lesbian Avengers

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Length: 0:28:48
Uploaded: 16 Nov, 2020

Recording Date: 15 Nov, 2020
Recording Location: Montreal, Vancouver, and Denman Island
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Nonprofit use only

Program Title: WINGS #31-20 Leaderless Organizing in the '90s
Description: From the WINGS archive, Laura Yaros's interview with Sarah Schulman covers the origins and methods of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), an international, grassroots political group working to end the AIDS pandemic, and the rapid rise of the Lesbian Avengers, which raised the issues of women with AIDS, invented the Dyke Marches, and promoted awareness of Lesbian rights.

Host(s): Laura Yaros
Featured Speakers/Guests: Sarah Schulman, author, playwright, filmmaker, oral historian, AIDS activist and co-founder of Lesbian Avengers. Forthcoming in May 2021, LET THE RECORD SHOW: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1987-1993

Credits: Interview, tech, and primary editing by Laura Yaros. Series editor for WINGS, update to 2020, Frieda Werden

Comments: Links to documentation about these organizations: http://www.actuporalhistory.org/
http://www.lesbianavengers.com/

Topic:
Arts and Culture
Society and Culture > Sexuality
Politics > Activism
Regional > United States
Health > Policy
Regional > Canada
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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Comments: Laura Yaros interviewed Sarah Schulman in 2009 about ACTU-UP and Lesbian Avengers

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