This course will take place online, for a reduced rate of £24.
How can we create provocative, insightful, and moving responses to the realities of pandemics in today’s society? What can we learn from ACT UP's activism against HIV stigma, medical apartheid, and healthcare privatisation? How can we help people living with HIV to have a voice about their health and lives?
While HIV continues to be an increasingly manageable condition, prevention services are inadequately supported – and even cut – in many parts of Europe and the rest of the world. Join this course to learn about the history of ACT UP and how their work continues to be relevant today.
Explore items from the ACT UP Archive as part of Dan Glass' Lives from the Archives.
Who is this course for?
Anyone with an interest in revolutionary history, popular education, creative activism, joyful mischief, healthcare justice, intersectionality, and LGBTQ+ power.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
You’ll need a pen and paper, or a digital equivalent.
Image: ACT UP Archive
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have discovered:
- Ideas for creative responses, including critical analysis, performance art and live music, to tell stories about people living with and affected by pandemics
- Strategic campaign planning for challenging the fear and isolation resulting from pandemics. This includes mentoring schemes, direct actions in response to stigma, and how to manage austerity cuts and "cultures of silence".
Meet the Tutor
Dan Glass is an ‘Aids Coalition to Unleash Power’ (ACT UP) healthcare and human rights activist, performer, presenter and writer.
Dan has been recognised as Attitude Magazine’s 'campaigning role models for LGBTQI youth', a Guardian ‘UK youth climate leader’, 2017 'Activist of the Year' with the 'Sexual Freedom Awards' and was announced a 'BBC Greater Londoner' in 2019 for founding 'Queer Tours of London - A Mince Through Time.
Dan is an artist with the global In Place of War artist network and an educator from the ‘Training for Transformation’ movement. Dan recently presented ‘Never Again - Fighting the Polish far-right’ and the Coronavirus cabaret: the online show combating social isolation’ and his book United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow was recognised as Observer book of the week June 2020.
Contact dan at www.theglassishalffull.co.uk and at email@example.com - Twitter #danglassisfull
Need to Know
- 10:00 – 14:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Dan Glass
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