New York: ACT UP, . Offset broadside printed to recto and verso. 8 ½ x 11 in. Slight toning at edges; else near fine. . Item #6379
Broadside for ACT UP’s 1988 action, Seize Control of the FDA, which consisted of four days of civil disobedience, teach-ins, and protest in Washington D.C.
The actions targeted the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services for delays in approving new AIDS treatment drugs for clinical trials; only allowing gay men to be included in drug trails - thus excluding women, IV-drug users, incarcerated people, and children; and for the lack of centralized and comprehensive data on all AIDS drug trials. During the action, Vito Russo delivered his landmark “Why We Fight” speech. .