|Object Name||Poster, Political|
|Title||"We’re Fired Up" ACT-UP Placard|
|Description||Foam board cut in shape of a flame with paper picture of a flame glued to cover all of it. The words "We’re Fired Up" in white go across flame. Back has circle sticker on it with pink triangle and "Silence + Death" in white.|
|Caption||"We’re Fired Up" ACT-UP Placard|
|Provenance||Used by AIDS activist group ACT-UP in largest AIDS demonstration on campus, on May 21, 1990. The demonstration drew about 1,000 people protesting the amount of federal funding of AIDS research. Some demonstrators broke into NIH offices, performed skits and songs, and staged a mass "die-in" on the lawn of Building 1. The event was scheduled at the same time as an NIAID advistory council meeting discussed its research directions. Eighty-two demonstrators were arrested.|
|Notes||sheet 957, #11|
|Number of images||1|
NIH; NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) (1955-present)
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)
NIH; OD, ORS, Division of Public Safety
Building 1 (James A. Shannon Building)
Building 31 (Claude D. Pepper Building)
|NIH Property #||none|
|Old NIH Property #||none|
Fauci, Anthony S.
Sweat, O.W. "Jim"
Raub, William F.