The readings for this week as well as our discussion in class today surrounded the AIDS crisis and the need for more awareness. Act Up spearheaded efforts to bring AIDS prevention and sexual health to light through the documentary medium. Through Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs helped create the original PSAs and Gran Fury made engaging print advertisements to call out presidential silence and the need for more awareness.
Though Act Up is not as active as it used to be, there are still articles and resources to support this cause. Recently, Upworthy came out with an article called “Celebs reveal the absurd reason why we haven’t beaten AIDS in telling PSA.”