Our Stories Are Here: Coming Together to Heal and Get to Zero

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Date(s) - 12/03/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

DuSable Museum of African American History


This one day conference explores innovative HIV and care strategies, traverses the intersections of racism and injustice faced by communities most vulnerable to HIV, and debuts the draft plan for Getting to Zero Illinois

As late, great Mayor Harold Washington once said, “Our concern is to heal. Our concern is to bring together.” In the spirit of Mayor Washington and in commemoration of World AIDS Day 2018, this special day-long conference will address innovative prevention and care strategies as we traverse the intersections of racism and injustice faced by our communities most vulnerable to HIV. “Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals,” Mayor Washington said, “business as usual will not be accepted by the people of this city.” And business as usual will not get us to zero. In tandem, we must dismantle racism and strive for full health equity for all people who live here, especially our communities most impacted by HIV. In particular, these include cisgender and transgender women of color, and gay, bisexual, and same gender loving Black and Latinx men.

Featuring Speakers:

Kimberly Y. Smith, MD, MPH Vice President for Global Medical Strategy and Head of Research and Development for ViiV Healthcare

Gabriel Maldonado, MBA Chief Executive Officer, TruEvolution

Sponsored by:  The AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Service Providers Council, Getting to Zero Illinois, Positive Action for Women, The Women’s Connection, Project RSP, Health and Human Services Regional Resource Network Program, and the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN Chicago) are partnering with the DuSable Museum of African American History. The partners listed above hope to bring together individuals and organizations that are committed to conducting prevention programs that are instrumental in changing policies, and minds.