Wednesday, June 19, 2013

ACT UP Reunion at SF Gay Center on June 22: Open to All

Soon after I blogged about an ACT UP reunion in New York City on Saturday, June 22, my dear old friend from the dark times of the plague years back East, Dean Ouellette, emailed me to say he would help organize a simultaneous gathering of the ACT UP tribe here in San Francisco. We also heard the fabulous Liz Highleyman, who said she would show up at our local gathering.

I'm pleased to announce that Dean has secured the Cafe Room at the LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market Street near Octavia, for our reunion also on June 22 and happening from 3:30 pm till 5:30 pm. I'll be bringing some bagels and soda for people to enjoy.

Liz is taking care of our tech needs so we may be able to cam or stream or Skype with the New York City branch of our activist family. To spread the word, Liz created a Facebook page for us:

She writes: As usual, I'll have a cell phone, laptop, and wifi connection device, so we can say "hi" to the NYC folks, but I think a more elaborate live broadcast is probably unnecessary.

Over at the ACT UP/NYC Alumni site, event organizer Alan Klein (with whom I had a great phone chat recently and it was if we had spoken to each other last month instead of at least a decade ago), has created a page about the San Francisco gathering:

The event is open to all current and former members of all chapters of ACT UP. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos, tee shirts and other memorabilia, as well as snacks, desserts and beverages to share. The event will also be an opportunity to hear about upcoming and ongoing events, including actions.

Folks are asked to RSVP either at the Facebook page or directly to Dean at

Please join us this Saturday at either the New York City or San Francisco gatherings!

1 comment:

jimeigo said...

To all San Francisco ACTors UP: Wish you were with us in NYC on Saturday. But failing that, it's good to know you'll be together. Special hello to my first cellmate (and the first time is always special) Russell Pritchard, and to another partner in crime--yes, all three of us were convicted--David Robinson. -- Jim Eigo