My Project revolves around AIDS and two individuals behind a panel. Victims with AIDS are often against the inevitable effects of the disease after being diagnosed. My purpose of this project was to learn as much as I could from the individual Anthony Felix. Antony’s panel didn’t lead to much , so I ask myself how could the items in his panel solely represent him as an entire panel. While conducting research around Anthony Felix for this annotated bibliography I came across little to no information around the internet, I then finally learned that Anthony Felix was a counselor and social worker, This is as far as I know of Anthony Felix along with a written letter from his loved ones concerning him and his friend being paid tribute together, So I just asked myself what could all these individual fragments on the panel possibly mean?How does the items hold any relevance to the panel? Why are they used what are their purpose? I couldn’t possibly know all the answers as to why they’re used in this piece of memory dedicated to Anthony Felix, I could only make assumptions based off what I know and through several other sources. I know little of Billy Williams as I did Anthony felix, Billy Williams was a businessman based in New York and Seattle who had later moved to Long beach California.Both of the Panels visually attracted me to analyze them, After finding little information from both Panels I feel as If i had made a mistake choosing the appearance of the panel rather than what is behind the panel. I will conduct further research into aids discrimination and activism.After further attempts at research surrounding the life behind this individual I’ve come to learn that we can’t be really sure based alone on the panel as to who was Anthony Felix, so I would rather explain why the objects are meaningful and the purpose behind the NAMES project movement, while doing this I hope this could possibly expand my understandings of why the object and material are apart of the panel.
I continue my annotated bibliography which centers around William Ryan another victims to the AIDS crisis. Prior to this I thought differently when it came to researching I didn’t look into academic resources such as academic articles as i should have, I relied more on articles from news sources speaking of Aids and tactics which are intertwined with riots. Grammar mistakes were also a big part of my first bibliography centered around Anthony felix, run on sentences, inadequate information, and a lack of proper citation.
While continuing this annotated bibliography I plan to look into more academic articles that have substance and stronger credibility than a news source online. My mistakes were that I had not looked into preliminary research of AIDS further than i should have. I plan to think more effectively on what makes the quilt a strong message and how AIDS causes such a negative connotation on stereotypes or institutional discrimination among victims. I want to be able to reflect off the material my research is based around. In order to be successful I would like to emerge myself deeper in my research by external and internal research. When I’m able to successfully grasp what leads one topic to another and its purpose I will be able to perceive the world of AIDS to a greater extent.
Annotated Bib Part 1
THE NAMES PROJECT, “THE AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT.” WWW.AIDSQUILT.ORG/ABOUT/THE-AIDS-MEMORIAL-QUILT.
This source is a short memoir of the primitive days which surround the Names Project which was started in San francisco by a small bunch of individuals, Their purpose of this project was to celebrate the lives of AIDS victims after death, by doing this they were spreading awareness of the disease which was often overlooked by the world as a whole. Dedicated friends and families forming together laid the foundation of what the NAMES project is in this present day. The Quilt still yields the power to represent the epidemic surrounding AIDS till this present day.2. The evidence of the quilt representing those of AIDS are evident through all the panels placed upon the ground in malls and several areas in the past. The purpose of this source is to give the audience a brief overview of the NAMES project and what the movement does to recognize and spread awareness of the disease AIDS. The Audience is directed towards those who’re not fully aware of the detrimental disease known as HIV/AIDS and what it causes through multiple lives. People who have a broad interest in spreading a awareness among others, people who want to speak for those who aren’t spoken for enough would find this information very useful.This source above doesn’t connect much to my article at all, It does however explain the brief history of what makes the NAMES project so unique. I sought out this source, reason why I did was because It explains the broad history of how the NAMES project accomplished things and distributed awareness amongst the nation through quilt material.
PAWLAK, SUSAN“QUILT EVOKES THE HEAVY TOLL OF AIDS EPIDEMIC.” SOUTHCOASTTODAY.COM, 10 JAN. 2011, WWW.SOUTHCOASTTODAY.COM/ARTICLE/19950510/NEWS/30510999
Susan Pawlak Seaman a journalist for south coast media group and night editor for The standard times/Southcoasttoday.com, Is the author of the article listed in the source above. Evidence of how the NAMES project in a way left an impact in students is expressed through several interviews from teachers.Purpose of this source is to spread awareness by telling readers how the Quilt had left a sort of feeling on the students.4. Audience is those who aren’t fully aware of the Quilt and it’s purpose.5. People who are looking forward to seeing peoples separate stories behind the quilts.The source above does connect to my artifact, this is where I had learned that tony felix was a counselor and consultant. The article basically explains what we had done as students learning about the individuals behind the panels, we were able to observe and learn of who the person was before AIDS. Teachers taking students to experience something which is normally not as expressed in the media allows them to think differently than what the media perceives the people infected with the disease.
ROSENBURG, TINA “THE ART OF THE PROTEST.” THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 21 NOV. 2016, WWW.NYTIMES.COM/2016/11/21/OPINION/THE-ART-OF-THE-PROTEST.HTML.
Tina Rosenburg the journalist of this article, Explains what the process of protesting is and how preparation,intimidation, comedic tones, and showing manner is important during a protest. The author is implying that protesting is the ordinary citizens weapon against corruption. I assume the primary purpose of this article is to overall inform, and even influence people with a form of political justice to broaden their sense of what it means to protest for something you want, something you need. Audience would be targeted more towards those in disagreement of how the government treats certain individual groups. People interested in political activities such as the act of protesting would find this rather useful i presume, It may as well be seen as an eye opener to trying new things to achieve all ends of what they prosper to achieve.This doesn’t correlate much at all to my artifact and discoveries based solely alone around Anthony Felix. This matter talks more of what we could do if we were to fight for what is needed achievable. In all retrospect what we can learn from this article is that there are several ways to send a message across that opens doors to several out comes that can hit left or right.
CAMPBELL, P.S. (2014, AUGUST 10). DISCRIMINATION AND INEQUALITY ARE FUELING AMERICA’S AIDS CRISIS. RETRIEVED FEBRUARY 26, 2018, FROM HTTP://WWW.MSNBC.COM/MSNBC/DISCRIMINATION-AND-INEQUALITY-ARE-FUELING-AMERICAS-AIDS-CRISIS
Scott P. Campbell a journalist for msnbc makes discussion of how AIDS effect different groups of people whether it’s race, gender, or sexual identity. Scott mentions that the AIDS epidemic has never faded away, not only that but it’s still settled in racism,homophobia,poverty, and incarceration. Scott is saying we overall in america still place certain stigmas against several groups because of a disease we place blame upon one another.What is the primary purpose of this article? The answer to that is that discrimination is still well and alive amongst our society weighing others from different groups under what we call a form of practiced discrimination that are conducted in systematic ways. The Audience I assume would be anyone, likewise the purpose is to persuade us that discrimination is still intertwined with fixated stigmas alongside others categorizing them with a disease, what we get from this is an opportunity to learn. Other than myself I would find that younger people aged 18-26 (college students) would find this interesting, I find that people who are attending college often take the opportunity to be politically active to prevent discrimination and the wrong doings of our political leaders. This doesn’t have any mutual relationship towards my artifact which is Tony Felix’s panel. This discussion is more of what still goes on over our heads that concern how discrimination is still heavily practiced in yet subtle ways that can hurt one’s well being. When we don’t speak much of it, we give it open space to become broaden making it harder to dissuade those who practice forms of discrimination.
ESSA MOHAMMED, MANDANA,SAKI , MINOO MOHRAZ, AND SIMA MOHAMMED KHAN KERMANSHAHI. (2015, JUNE 17).“PERCEPTION OF PATIENTS WITH HIV/AIDS FROM STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION”
The authors above study in the medical and science field at Taribiat Modares University . They conducted a study to understand what stigmas and perceptions victims of AIDS have to deal with when seeking help among other patients. The authors that had conducted research had done a few interviews with patients which lead to them following three themes which they say were Multi dimensional stigma,rejections, and insult and being discriminated against when asking for services. The conclusion they had come to was that victims of AIDS are more likely to be discriminated against while facing a stigma. The evidence is within the research conducted and interview questions that were asked of to these patients. The purpose of this article was to explain what HIV/AIDS victims face often in their lives such as facing stigmas and insults among others around them, The patients talk about their experience talking about how they were discriminated or faced stigmas while living with the disease. The audience would be both research analysts for human behavior and ordinary people such as ourselves aiding us the ability to comprehend what hinders HIV/AIDS victims lives. I would find that students or political active people would find this rather interesting exploring system like discrimination that are not only placed on race or gender but someone who faces the burden of a disease. This in a way can connect to my panel to some extent. People build their own perception of what someone with AIDS looks like they manifest their own thoughts coming to their own conclusion of what their behavior or character is. People had antagonized AIDS victims for years thinking of them as a threat, while looking at Anthony he was a counselor and a social worker, which i can assume he had good morals overall. When we base reality off social stigmas it hinders our thoughts leading to misconceptions of what it is to be someone facing something life threatening as AIDS.
Annotated Bibliography Part 2
The author of this article speaks of how death and anger lead activists to retaliation against the threat of bigger people who hold the world at their hands, treatment in Australia had been inaccessible for people with Hiv. Lack of treatment gave groups the motive to fight for their cause , one of the most prominent groups were ACT UP, they were considered controversial since they would frequently shake up things,so they would be antagonized. The article mentions several people who had turned to activism from the lack of recognition HIV/AIDS had received, these individuals were lyle chan, llyod grosse, Paul kid, and more. Although the AIDS crisis had ended in Australia, it was heavily present in the states and other parts of the world. The conclusion is that Activists from that era hope that anger would motivate change and spark the will of the people to raise their voices on issues such as the aids epidemic. For the author to support his claims he had interviewed activists from the past. The purpose of this article is to in a way explain how anger could fuel change and motivation to bring change. The audience I would say are people who want a voice in things that are overlooked by the world as a whole. A person wanting to learn what inspires activists to push themselves would find this source resourceful.
Gary W. Dowsett “hiv/aids and homophobia:subtle hatreds, severe consequences and the questions of origins”
The article speaks of Australia’s past with hiv/aids and homophobia. The article gives readers a brief overview of Australia’s strategy against discrimination of hiv/aids victims, they help these individuals by providing health care, providing laws to prevent discrimination, the strategy was heavily focused around healthcare around these individuals. The article mentions how Australia previously perceived gay individuals, gays would be treated in inhumane ways by being called demeaning names, or assault. The article also speaks of sexual culture in Australia, which briefly talks about prostitution, one interesting line I would say is the author says “It may be that in Australian sexual culture the line between homosexual and heterosexual is mighty fine, possibly merely dotted.” I thought this may have meant that perhaps there is a majority of men possibly hiding there sexual identities? Overall the articles speaks of the negative stigma centered around gays in Australia and in what ways they faced social issues. The Authors source I would say is visiting places and learning from these individuals, it would also be the media he was exposed to at the time of this research. The audience overall would be people who aren’t aware of homosexual discrimination, and people who sexually identify as a homosexual. I would say people who are interested in how discrimination is played out in other countries or how people who are interested in what social challenges homosexuals face would be interested in this academic journal. Purpose of the article was to give us an overall idea of how homosexuals are treated in different parts of the world we live in.
The author articulates how Art can be a voice for Aids, the Author briefly talks about the pioneer of activism through art for aids,Gran Fury, Gran Fury was a collective in 1988 as a propaganda office for homosexuals. Gran Fury’s objective primarily was to make the explanation of aids simple, straightforward, and visual through art. This organization worked around streets, to make their message open to the public. The author mentions that they made an image of three interracial homosexual and heterosexual couples kissing with a caption listed above saying “Kissing doesn’t kill :greed and indifference do”. Along with Gran Furys work more projects arose, one of the few projects were SILENCE=DEATH project, Aids memorial quilt, and the red ribbon project. The Red ribbon project used ribbons as a symbol of people fighting AIDS, The memorial quilt pays tribute to people who fought AIDS, and the SILENCE=DEATH was a documentary centered around AIDS. The conclusion to this article is that in the present we have begun to work on new issues and several other forms of discrimination other than AIDS , and artists will further push themselves to use art in activism. People who are interested in the way art can be a form of activism would find this article interesting. The audience would overall be all readers giving us the idea of how we can communicate our ideas to issues in different ways.Purpose of this article is to show the audience that we could push activism in different ways rather than it being only physical.
Robert Sember “Let the record show…”Art Activism and the Aids Epidemic
This article discusses the Silence=death logo, and the ACT UP movement,The author speaks of how the ACT UP movement visually succeeded in performances,logos, and languages through art. In the article its stated that the act up movement had used tactics to grab the attention of the media while developing their own messages to influence change. Something I found interesting about their brief explanation of the logo is that the = sign in the silence = death logo is a metaphor to several interpretations that can be seen as a question,challenge or interpretation. The Triangle behind the logo holds a historical background,It’s noted as an equivalent of what the yellow stars jews had to wear during hitler rise, the pink triangle was an emblem which represents the fight for sexual rights. The purpose of this article is to give a brief history and perspective of the silence=death movement which includes the ACT UP organization. People who find interest in artists included in activism would take a general liking to this article. The audience would be openly anyone who has a general interest in activism. The evidence would be the author physically visiting the art pieces of the silence = death organization and externally looking to other sources.
Dhruti Chakravarthi “Interview:living with HIV, the dangers of stigma, and the mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2030”
A student in this article conducts interviews with activists Kennedy Mwendwa, Michael Nugent, Sarah Mary (pseudo name to protect identity), and James cole. The article explains that a stigma and discrimination still holds a ground in the society of AIDS, we learn a little of the activists who are interviewed in this article. Kennedy Mwendwa developed HIV while working as a sex worker at the age of 16, he was also thrown into the streets by his parent after his sexuality had been discovered. Sarah Mary contracted HIV as a baby and suffers from depression, she struggles to find help for mental help. Michael Nuget who also has HIV believes that awareness of the disease should be spread and the people should be educated on what it is. James cole coordinates the Youth Stop AIDS, which he uses to bring awareness around AIDS and to push the government to further combat AIDS.Concluding this article kennedy speaks of why the right questions should be asked concerning AIDS, this is needed for the people to approach this topic with a proactive thought to be better informed. The purpose of this article is to give the reader an idea of the type of people who have the misfortune of getting AIDS, It also gives the audience a push to acknowledge the issues of AIDS in thought. The authors evidence is through these conducted interviews. People who are interest in the youths perspective on living with AIDS would gain a general interest in this article. The audience are general readers and people interested in spreading awareness amongst others.
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