"I Couldn’t Just Sit Back and Do Nothing” Jerry Carden Oral History Part 3

Dublin Core

Title

"I Couldn’t Just Sit Back and Do Nothing” Jerry Carden Oral History Part 3

Subject

AIDS awareness
AIDS activism
AIDS education
Activism (LGBTQ)

Description

Part 3 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

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

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

.mp4

Duration

00:17:03

Interviewer

GraceAnne Roach

Interviewee

Jerry Carden

Location

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Main Library

Time Summary

00:00:00-00:02:49 Women & GCAP:

Jerry shares the contributions of the women who played a role in GCAP’s early activism.
00:02:49-00:06:17 Name Change Controversy:

Jerry talks about the controversy behind changing the name from Gay Community AIDS Project to Greater Community AIDS Project.
00:06:18-00:17:03 Closing:

Jerry reflects on his work creating GCAP and tells the story of a priest who tried to get him fired from Mercy Hospital.

Citation

GraceAnne Roach, “"I Couldn’t Just Sit Back and Do Nothing” Jerry Carden Oral History Part 3,” Omeka, accessed December 3, 2022, https://historyharvest.web.illinois.edu/omeka/items/show/105.

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