YELL (Youth Education
Life Line) is an affinity group within ACT
UP formed in 1989 to work on AIDS issues facing young people,especially AIDS education. *
YELL has monitored and
raised public awareness about AIDS education in the public schools
and advocated a comprehensive, reality-based approach to HIV
prevention for young people.
YELL plays a crucial role in advocating and organizing support
for the high school condom availability programs and AIDS education
curricula to students in public high schools throughout NYC.
Through DIRECT ACTION
in letter-writing, demonstrations, and civil disobedience, we
expose the increasingly dismal AIDS education at the Board of
Education -- such as the "morality oaths," the de-staffing
of the High School HIV/AIDS Resource Centers, and the dismantling
of the AIDS curriculum by the conservative AIDS Advisory Council.
is was a diverse group of students, teachers, and AIDS activists.
* YELL IS CURRENTLY DEFUNCT ALAS!