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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


Secondary Reasearch

Evaluation NOT a Summary, Annotated Bib. on secondary sources.

Begin with a detailed research question.


  • What is the significance of carrots and rabbits in Jimmy’s panel?
    • What do rabbits and carrots symbolize (generally)? to whom
  • Stem from good questions
    • Articulate them
    • How might you reword that question? How does that change what you mean?
  • Seek data collected and processed (edited) by other people
    • Kids of secondary sources
      • scholarly books and journals
      • popular books, magazines, media
      • newspapers
        • Analyse an assessments, argument,
        • Evaluate the source: the ethos of the source (how credible the source is) affects your own ethos (credibility)

What makes a quality secondary source?

  • Peer-reviewed
  • offers credible evidence (& documents that evidence)
  • Logical and reasonable
  • considers the context
  • addresses multiple points of view
  • Acknowledge (implicitly or explicitly) bias.


  • What is the significance of carrots and rabbits to Jimmy Finely?
    • NAMES Project
    • Search keywords
      • Jimmy Finley
      • James Finley
      • Who is Boobi Cambell? (Panel)
      • Who is Carl Orme? (Panel)
      • Seek relationships (SCOPE)
        • LGBT Community
          • Gay Men in Seattle

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