AIDS Activist History Project



AIDS activists changed the world. They organized strategized and put their bodies on the line.As a part of the AAHP we have been learning about AIDS activists’ work in the Canadian context. We are interviewing social movement organizers who were active in the 1980s and 1990s in Halifax/Nova Scotia Montreal Ottawa Toronto and Vancouver. We have also gathered ephemera from archives and from AIDS activists across Canada. So far we have conducted over 60 interviews and recovered over 600 pieces of ephemera which are (or will be!) available for display in our collection.Now we invite you to discover more about the history of AIDS activism. We invite you to to read the interview transcripts watch the videos and check out our (ever-growing collection) of ephemera. You can visit our interview ephemera feature and memorial pages.


AIDS Activist History Project


Carleton University


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