Hi Lyubov - It's an interesting topic, but you don't want your central text to be an article - you want it to be a work of art or a creative political action. If you're interested in health related issues, the women's health movement of the 80s and the anti-AIDS movement coming out of the 80s would be great to look at. Some individual actions/texts you could look at would be the collective publication of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the AIDS quilt, or some of the actions done by the group ACT UP. Look around and let me know if any of these are of interest to you.
Hi Lyubov - Sorry I missed you after class - let me know when you read the comment above and if it's helpful so we can find you a topic.
Thank you professor for giving me these ideas and I am interested doing research on ACT UP. But I am still not sure what action should I pick.
Hi Lyubov -Here is a link that tells a little about the history of one of their most famous actions: http://www.actupny.org/YELL/stopchurch99.html.An interesting artistic project on this issue although not through act Up would be the AIDS quilt: http://www.aidsquilt.org/Let me know what you think.
I think I would do some research on the action that ACT UP did at the church.
Great! You'll find a lot of material on that - let me know how it goes.
A source - Lyubov - here's a great profile of Larry Kramer, the founder of ACT-UP. - the link will tell you that you need a subscription, but you can enter the date & author into our library database. http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2002/05/13/020513fa_fact_specter
Hi Lyubov i have found some really interesting videos on youtube that may be helpful to you. The videos shows various demonstration in various states. This topic that you choose is very intersting but can be complicated. I went through various sites and it shows only the basic on the the topic. Ive google the structure of "ACT UP " and that bought up a lot of interesting sites. GOOD LUCK!!!
Sorry I didn't answer earlier didn't look back at this post for a while. Thank you for the suggestions. So I have to look more into what google has about ACT UP. And good luck to you too.