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HIV AIDS and Race, A Conversation

  • Alphawood Gallery 2401 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

"Art AIDS America Chicago Presents

Artist & Expert Talks: HIV/AIDS & Race
February 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Alphawood Gallery

Race is a vital conversation. HIV/AIDS is a vital conversation. Intersections of HIV/AIDS and race reveal large and distinct trends of imbalance. In the U.S. impact of HIV/AIDS within communities of color, specifically Black/African American and Latinx/Hispanic populations, with youth, and women-identified persons are disproportionately more affected. In 2014 the CDC reported African Americans represent 12% of population, but account for 44% of HIV diagnoses. This discussion delves deep into why, and work towards solutions.

Featured panelist include:
Erik Glenn - Executive Director, Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus
David Ernesto Munar - President/CEO of Howard Brown Health
Hadeis Safi - HIV Prevention and Care (Center on Halsted) 
Chay Yew - Artistic Director of Victory Gardens
Sista Yaa Simpson - community epidemiologist for 501(c)3
TACTS (The Association of Clinical Trials Services) 

Moderated by:
Lora Branch - Associate Director in Government Affairs for Gilead Sciences Inc.

Performance by:

Doors @ 6PM / Program @ 6:30PM (Late Entry Allowed)"

Earlier Event: February 4
AMFM Presents: The Jazz Series
Later Event: February 9
Kauai Music Video Premiere