This March marks the 10th anniversary of the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP. The founding of the direct action group was not only a watershed event in the 16-year history of the AIDS crisis, but it also had a profound effect on the social and political life of many people. On Monday, ACT UP’s official birthday, activists will descend on Wall Street for a national action demanding a reduction in the prices of AIDS drugs.
ERIC SAWYER, a founding member of ACT UP and Housing Works,a group that provides housing for homeless people with AIDS.
ANN NORTHROP, a journalist and a member of ACT UP for nine years. She works as a columnist for the weekly newspaper Lesbian and Gay New York and a co-host on the Gay Cable Network’s show, "Gay USA."