Deposit H13 - ACT UP Melbourne Chapter deposit

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ACT UP Melbourne Chapter deposit


  • 1990 - 1993 (Creation)

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.5 m

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(1990 - c. 1994)

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The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action group formed in New York in March 1987 for people with AIDS advocating for medical research and treatment and against discrimination. Its motto is Silence = Death. The Melbourne Chapter was formed in May 1990 and organised demonstrations, campaigns and events including the 1991 D-Day campaign, the Save Fairfield Hospital campaign, and the Mapping Our Enemy conference in 1993.

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The deposit consists mainly of copies made on archival quality paper of documentation held by the Secretary, David Locke in 1993 and includes a chronology of events, press clippings, correspondence, campaign files, material from other Australian chapters of ACT UP and from ACT UP New York, and also campaign material such as postcards, stickers and posters.


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Entered from deposit description 27 November 2012




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