AIDS ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY CARE

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Unresponsive governments, inaccessible healthcare, hostile stigmas towards drug users, queer people, and Black and Indigenous communities resulted in an AIDS epidemic that killed 500,000 people in the United States alone by 2002. As a direct result of these violent moments of inaction from those in power, AIDS activists, caretakers, and community workers played vital roles in providing care for those living with HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is an ongoing health crisis today and disproportionately affects Black and Indigenous communities. The displayed material references early AIDS activism including audio-visual educational material, a touring quilt memorial, and a local AIDS Vigil. 

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2001 AIDS Vigil Documents
Creator: Unknown
Date: 2001
Original format: Pamphlet, note
AIDS vigil 2001 correspondence, promotional materials, and notes, Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS - CARAS, MS-15-9, Box 4, Folder 4, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

List of Audio Educational Materials
Creator: Morton House 
Date: Unknown
Original format: Pamphlet
CARA correspondence 1988 - 1992, Churchmembers Assembled to React to AIDS - CARAS, MS-15-9, Box 1, Folder 3, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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The Quilt
Creator: The Gaezette
Date: 1989
Original format: Pamphlet
Gaezette, issue # 4,  June, Ross Boutillier Fonds, MS-15-9, Box 3, Folder 5, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.