Community Events

AFC/MATEC COVID-19 Grand Rounds Series 

This is an ongoing series of webinars focused on various topics and issues related to coronavirus and COVID-19. These webinars, sponsored by AFC and MATEC, feature guest speakers who are experts in their subject area. They are held approximately twice a month and are open to the HIV workforce in Chicago and Illinois as well as communities we serve. 

The goal of this series - which will end when COVID-19 is no longer a “thing” - is to help keep us informed on COVID-19, to support our efforts in separating truth from fiction, to provide opportunities to ask questions, and to bolster our information dissemination efforts with our communities impacted by this pandemic.  

For more information on the COVID-19 Grand Rounds, or if you have suggested topics or speakers to suggest, please contact Jim Pickett at  

COVID-19 Grand Rounds - COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS: Similarities, Differences, and Common Questions
February 5, 2021, 1:00 PM 

Featuring Dr. Robert Fullilove - Professor Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center; Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs  

Register on Zoom here


COVID-19 Grand Rounds - Voices and Experiences from Erie Team Members on the Vaccination Frontlines 
February 9, 2021, 2:00 PM 

Featuring a panel of Erie team members: 

  • Shira Dunn, MPH, Director, Population Health  
  • Nikhaule Martin, LHL Coordinator  
  • Alex Cortez, Community Health Worker 

Register on Zoom here.


COVID-19 Grand Rounds - Tuskegee....Henrietta.... & Medical Mistrust: Shifting the Narrative on Consent: Why I Joined a COVID-19 Clinical Trial
February 23, 2021, 1:00 PM 

Featuring Kieta D. Mutepfa, MSW 

Register on Zoom here.


Check out AFC's Flickr and YouTube channels for photos and videos from previous community events.

Fundraising Events







Dance for Life Chicago

Dance for Life raises awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS care, education and prevention while promoting the art of dance in Chicago.

T2 Logo


Our endurance training charity team will prepare you for the race of a lifetime in support of AFC. Run with our amazing coaches and participants in the Chicago Half Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TCS NYC Marathon or Chicago Triathlon. Receive guaranteed race entry, coach-led training, race day VIP experience, fundraising support and more.

RUN. PROUD. Click here to learn more.

The Midwest's largest gathering of HIV advocates gather in stride toward ending HIV and AIDS in Illinois. Celebrate achievements, honor those who have passed and fundraise for 30+ HIV Community Partners.