Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

AIDS Clinical Trials Group

Item

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Title

AIDS Clinical Trials Group

Subject

N/A

Description

Women from ACT UP LA and some gay men who worked with them, attending the AIDS Clinical Trials Groups Meetings in Washington, D.C.
This is a tape of women from ACT UP LA (lesbian and heterosexual) and some gay men who worked with them, attending the AIDS Clinical Trials Groups Meetings in Washington, D.C. from November 3-November 5, 1992. It has footage of them in their hotel rooms , as well as footage of researcher meetings, the activists discussing what they have heard and the action they did at the Democratic Party Election Night Shindig, where they took over the stage with a banner that read "NO MATTER WHO IS PRESIDENT, AIDS IS STILL A CRISIS" as Jesse Jackson was finishing his speech after the results showed that Clinton was elected. There is also footage of them planning their strategy for getting on stage of of them waiting for the perfect moment and celebrating afterwards. There is footage of them on the mall in the evening just having fun. There is also footage of them watching Bush concede (in their hotel room watching TV), of them finding out that Mary's boss is one of 50 people invited to attend a meeting with Clinton's staff re: AIDS on the following Saturday and of them preparing material for her, along with Iris Long (ACT UP NY) and Vic Hernandez (ACT UP NY).

Most of the footage was taken either by Mary Lucey (an HIV-infected lesbian who was in ACT UP LA, on the ACT UP National Women's Committee, and later co-founded Women Alive in LA), Nancy McNiel (Mary's lover also in ACT UP LA, the National Women's Committee and co-founder of Women Alive), and Seh Welsch (a Native-American Lesbian who founded Santa Barbara ACT UP, was on the National Women's Committee and is the E.D. of the Indian Health Center in Santa Barbara). Also in the video are Vic Hernandez (a Mexican-American from the S.F. area but a member of ACT UP NY at the time) and Kyioshi Kurimyia (an Asian-American who was a member of ACT UP Philadelphia, and founded Critical Path, a newsletter about AIDS treatments, especially alternative and wholistic treatments), both of whom are gay men. Iris Long, a heterosexual woman who was an early member of ACT UP NY, a founder of its Treatment and Data Committee, one of the first pseople to document the exclusion of women from clinical trials, is also shown in the video. She is a pharmaceutical chemist (Ph.D.) who taught the men in ACT UP everything they knew about pharmaceutical chemistry and clinical treatment research.

Creator

Mary Lucey, Seh Welsch, and Nancy Mc Niel; Donated by Maxine Wolfe in 1993

Date

1992

Date Created

Digitized December 2015

Contributor

Processed by Pratt School of Information LIS-668 students, Fall 2015

Rights

See the LHA Rights page for more information

Language

English

Identifier

42

Physical Format

1/2 inch videotape

Digital Format

Preservation: .AVI with DV Codec
Access: .MP4

Duration

59:45:00

Notes

Encoding: DV Video (dvsd)

Citation

Mary Lucey, Seh Welsch, and Nancy Mc Niel; Donated by Maxine Wolfe in 1993, “AIDS Clinical Trials Group,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 25, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/753.

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