About ACT UP

The basics

ACT UP stands for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. We are a diverse, non-partisan group, united in anger, and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action. Since its inception, ACT UP has used a diversity of direct action tactics to address social inequities that threaten people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk of infection, both in Philadelphia and around the world. The AIDS pandemic closely follows the fault lines of broader social injustice. We continue to strive to end the AIDS crisis within the context/ through a lens of ending health disparities that are a clear result of inequality and injustice.

Want to know more about us?

Come to a meeting! We meet every Monday night (yes, even holidays, although those meetings are usually smaller) from 6-9pm at Saint Luke's Church in Center City. Saint Luke's is at 330 S. 13th St, between Pine and Spruce. We are in the basement.

Alternatively, you can drop by our office on Sunday afternoons. Our office is in a community space called LAVA, which is located at 4134 Lancaster Avenue. Someone from ACT UP is usually staffing the LAVA Library.

Other ways to get in touch with us

E-Mail: If you can't come to our meetings, the best way to contact ACT UP is by email - actupp at critpath dot org.

Phone: Alternatively, you can leave us a message at 215-386-1981 and we'll get back to you.

Join our email list: We usually sent out 2 emails a month at the most, and this is how we get information out there about our actions, events, and important news affecting us. Click here to join the list!

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ACT UP Meetings

Every Monday night
St. Luke’s Church
330 S. 13th St
Between Pine & Spruce

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ACT UP has an announcement list that anyone can join. You will learn about actions we are organizing, parties we’re planning that you can’t miss, and other events that ACT UP thinks you should know about.

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ACT UP is an all-volunteer organization, and we rely on your support to campaign for the rights of people with HIV in Philly and worldwide. Please support us with a donation today.

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