“I Couldn’t Just Sit Back and Do Nothing” Jerry Carden Oral History Part 2

Dublin Core

Title

“I Couldn’t Just Sit Back and Do Nothing” Jerry Carden Oral History Part 2

Subject

AIDS awareness
AIDS activism
AIDS education
Activism (LGBTQ)

Description

Part 2 of 3 of the interview with Jerry Carden, founding chair of the Gay Community AIDS Project, (GCAP, now known as the Greater Community AIDS Project) speaking about his experience with AIDS activism in the Champaign-Urbana community during the 80s and 90s, providing further context to the many artifacts he brought in for digitization at the University of Illinois History Harvest.

Creator

GraceAnne Roach

Source

Jerry Carden
History Harvest 2019

Date

2019-03-06

Contributor

GraceAnne Roach

Rights

In copyright

Format

.mp4

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

1980s
1970s
1990s
Champaign, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Duration

00:46:53

Interviewer

GraceAnne Roach

Interviewee

Jerry Carden

Location

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Main Library

Time Summary

00:00:00-00:07:17 Backlash

Jerry discusses how local politician, Tim Johnson, and his supporters got GCAP’s first grant fund revoked.
00:07:17-00:14:59 More Outreach

Jerry describes additional educational outreach and fundraising events hosted by GCAP and community partners and his decision to get a test when it became available.
00:14:59-00:27:11 Collaborators & Buddies

Jerry speaks more about the “Buddies” arm of GCAP and some of the community collaborators they worked on projects with.
00:27:47-00:29:48 Bus Placards & Phone Line

Jerry discusses GCAP outreach through billboards and their information phone line.

Citation

GraceAnne Roach, ““I Couldn’t Just Sit Back and Do Nothing” Jerry Carden Oral History Part 2,” Omeka, accessed December 3, 2022, https://historyharvest.web.illinois.edu/omeka/items/show/103.

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