About this Archive
In 2014, a group of activists re-formed the London Chapter of "Aids Coalition to Unleash Power" (ACT UP), which had originally been prominent in the 1980s and 1990s. ACT UP London is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV pandemic, along with the broader inequalities and injustices that perpetuate it.
In the fourth decade of the crisis, ACT UP London fights to ensure comprehensive and easily accessible treatment for all people, in all countries. As well as medications, this includes mental and social health services, along with housing and economic equality. In the UK specifically, ACT UP London work with a coalition of activists to keep the National Health Service free, publicly run, and fully funded.
ACT UP London challenges anyone who hinders or cuts back on life-saving services around safer sex, education, clean needles, and all other HIV prevention measures. In a time of continuing stigma, silence, and isolation, ACT UP London combat discrimination against and promote the visibility and leadership of those living with HIV and AIDS.
Since reforming in 2014, ACT UP London have organised various campaigns, events, and protests to promote their cause, including, "The NHS 70th Birthday Party", "HIV/HEP Blind Date – World AIDs Day Special!", "Stand Up For Prep! Rally outside the Royal Court of Justice", and "Protest at Bohemian Rhapsody Premiere".
Scope and Content
Banners, placards, ephemera, props, and papers, relating to and produced by ACT UP London for various campaigns, protests, and events, since its re-formation in 2014 (2015-2019).
8 boxes, 7 banners, 31 oversized items