Against the Grain

Coronavirus: Containment versus Care

The coronavirus has laid bare the divisions and inequalities of our society. It’s also exposed the stark differences in possible approaches to the pandemic. Radical scholar Alexis Shotwell argues that we need to frame our fight as one for collective care, rather than containment and control. She discusses solidarity and the lessons of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Encore presentation.)


AIDS Activist History Project

Alexis Shotwell, “Survival Will Always Be Insufficient But It’s a Good Place to Start” April, 2020

Gary Kinsman, “Some Notes on Learning From AIDS Activism for Our Responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic” March 2020


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