My Project revolves around AIDS and the individual person behind the 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.
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.
The Names Project, “The AIDS Memorial Quilt.” www.aidsquilt.org/about/the-aids-memorial-quilt.
1. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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
1. 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.
2. Evidence of how the NAMES project in a way left an impact in students is expressed through several interviews from teachers.
3. 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.
1. 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.
3. 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.
4. Audience would be targeted more towards those in disagreement of how the government treats certain individual groups.
5. 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
1.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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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”
1.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.
2.Evidence is within the research conducted and interview questions that were asked of to these patients.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 build up their own thoughts coming to their own conclusion of what their behavior was like. 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.
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