World AIDS Day Protest


At noon on December 1, World AIDS Day, activists from ACT UP Boston will return to Senator John Kerry’s home in Louisburg Square to protest cuts to life-saving AIDS and social services. Attendees will include people living with HIV, college and medical students, social service providers, clergy, and other members of the community. After constructing symbolic homes – “Kerryville,” in the spirit of the Great Depression’s “Hoovervilles” – in front of the Senator’s mansion, they will remove pieces of the shelters bit by bit, symbolizing the evisceration of housing programs, food support, and other essential services that people with HIV will face in the coming months if “fiscal cliff” negotiations cut social spending. Senator Kerry, as a high-ranking Democrat and friend (and potential cabinet member) of the Obama Administration, has significant sway in the negotiations, and ACT UP Boston will call on him to prevent cuts to AIDS and social services relied upon by people living with HIV.

Remember the Dead but Fight Like Hell for the Living! Join ACT UP Boston for a World AIDS Day Protest to demand NO "Fiscal Cliff" CUTBACKS! Join us at our "Kerryville" demonstration at Senator John Kerry's mansion and then march to Downtown Crossing.
  • Meet at the Fountain at Park Street Station at 11:30 am; march to "Kerryville" (as in “Hooverville” which we will portray) at Sen. Kerry's mansion on Beacon Hill; march to Downtown Crossing to continue the demonstration
  • Saturday Dec 1, 2012
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