Thesis Statement

The quilt panel’s embodiment¬†of the Castro life during the 1980’s taught us about the value of place for marginal communities dealing with the HIV/ AIDS epidemic.


Uses phrases like “offers insight, embodies”

  • What is the panel (aids quilt general info)?¬† What is the Names Project(more about the HIV/AIDS)? What is the Castro? How is the Castro embodied in the quilt?
  • What role has the Castro played in the HIV/ AIDS epidemic? (EVIDENCE)
    • 1980’s?
    • Today?
  • What makes the Castro so controversial? (USE EVIDENCE)
  • What have other communities besides “The Castro” been created around HIV/ AIDS?
    • gay-friendly¬†neighborhoods
  • Which marginal communities (LGBT)?
  • How are they dealing with?


Ryan White as about archive room


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