Good storytelling strengthens social movements
On a Sunday afternoon in June of 1999, I got a phone call about a meeting being held that night to plan a “party.” As a veteran of numerous AIDS protests with ACT UP/NY, I knew that meant an action was taking shape, but I had no idea that this meeting and the subsequent actions would reshape the nature of my activism and would play an important part in changing the way the U.S. responded to the global AIDS crisis.
Prior to that night, I had never worked on global AIDS issues. First, we had plenty of problems right here at home (and still do): overly expensive drugs that led some states to restrict access; a continuing epidemic among my…
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