Some scholars suggest that David Wojnarowicz’s jeans jacket proclaiming “If I die of AIDS—forget burial—just drop my body on the steps of the F.D.A.” was the world’s first meme.

In 2018, at a student walkout for gun policy change, David was emulated in a sign reading, “If I die in a school shooting drop my body on the steps of the CDC,” which was widely shared on social media.

We plan to use the Foundation’s Instagram to raise awareness of our mission to preserve, advance, and honor the legacy of David—his life, art, writing, and fierce commitment to social justice—and to keep supporters aware of our initiatives.

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David Wojnarowicz at ACT UP FDA demonstration Rockville Maryland 1988
David Wojnarowicz at ACT UP FDA demonstration, Rockville, Maryland, October 11, 1988. Photo by Bill Dobbs. NYU Downtown Fales Collection.