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Wilson (Phill) Papers
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Description
Applications, awards, calendars, clippings, correspondence, event records, fliers, mailing lists, manuals, meeting minutes and agendas, notes, pamphlets, programs, receipts, reports, speech transcripts, statistics, and writings documenting Phill Wilson's involvement in AIDS-related conferences, events, political campaigns, and organizations, 1967-2000. Phill Wilson has worked on AIDS-related services and activism for the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, AIDS Project Los Angeles, AIDS Medicine and Miracles, ACT UP, National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, Southern California AIDS Social Policy Archives at the University of Southern California, National Minority AIDS Council, National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, Chris Brownlie Hospice, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Los Angeles County Gay Men of Color Consortium, Cities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief, Black AIDS Institute, Health Resources and Services Administration AIDS Advisory Committee, and President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, among others.
Background
Phill Wilson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1977 from Illinois Wesleyan University. He was the HIV health commissioner co-chair for Los Angeles County (1990-1995), AIDS coordinator for the City of Los Angeles (1990-1993), and director of policy and planning for AIDS Project Los Angeles (1993-1996). He was a board member of AIDS Medicine and Miracles, board member emeritus of the National Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum (1986-1988), and director of the Southern California AIDS Social Policy Archives at the University of Southern California (1996-1998). He was involved in the founding of the National Minority AIDS Council (1988), National Task Force on AIDS Prevention (1988), Chris Brownlie Hospice (1988), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (1986), Los Angeles County Gay Men of Color Consortium, National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum (1987), and Cities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief. He has worked with AIDS organizations such as ACT UP, Harvard AIDS Institute, and the Treatment Action Group (TAG). Wilson was one of President Bill Clinton’s appointees to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) AIDS Advisory Committee (1995-1998). He was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) by President Barack Obama (2010). Wilson was a member of the United States delegation to the 1994 World AIDS Summit in Paris and has worked on HIV/AIDS policy, research, prevention, and treatment issues in Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, France, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, India, Botswana and Mexico. He was the coordinator of the International Community Treatment and Science Workshop at the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th International AIDS Conferences. Wilson has published articles in the AOL Black Voices, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Weekly, Essence, Ebony, VIBE, Jet, POZ, HIV+ and Arise. He is a recipient of the Delta Spirit Award and the Discovery Health Channel Medical Honor. He was named one of the Ford Foundation’s 20 recipients for the Leadership for a Changing World Awards (2001), one of Black Entertainment Television’s “2005 Black History Makers in the Making,” one of Essence Magazine’s top 25 most influential African Americans (2008), one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 150 (2009), and on the POZ 100 List of “the most dogged and downright effective AIDS fighters” working toward a cure (2010). As of 2014, Wilson was the president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on African Americans. Sources: https://www.blackaids.org/aboutus/press http://www.law.berkeley.edu/10312.htm Biographical materials, box 1, folder 8
Extent
3.7 Linear Feet 2 archive boxes + 1 archive flat box
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The Administrative Records file is closed to researchers during Phill Wilson's lifetime. There are otherwise no access restrictions.