LIVING HISTORY ACT(ing) UP: 30 Years of Nonviolent Direct Action

LIVING HISTORY
ACT(ing) UP: 30 Years of Nonviolent Direct Action
Tuesday, March 28
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: $5.00; free for members
Militants from Stop AIDS Now or Else (SANOE) hold a sit-in on the Golden Gate Bridge, Jan. 31, 1989. Photo Copyright © Rick Gerharter.
Thirty years ago this month, the first chapter of the militant AIDS activist organization ACT UP was founded in New York City. At the same time, the AIDS Action Pledge was forming in San Francisco, emerging from earlier AIDS protest groups in the city, including Citizens for Medical Justice, Mobilization Against AIDS and the ARC/AIDS Vigil. The first in a new monthly series called “Fighting Back!” sponsored by the GLBT Historical Society, this intergenerational discussion will feature veterans of those early groups as well as contemporary organizers of LGBTQ nonviolent direct action who will lead a public forum exploring the effectiveness of such efforts in creating change.