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Three HIV advocates connected to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) were recently honored at the annual Windy City Times 30 Under 30 awards.
Each year, the honor is given to 30 people (LGBT and allies) under the age of 30 who have made some substantial contributions to the LGBT community, whether in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas.
Jim Merrell (at right), AFCs national coalition development coordinator, was honored for his tireless advocacy work and passion for HIV social justice issues. Merrell coordinates national efforts for the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, a coalition of advocates and organizations that fights the many injustices often besetting people living with HIV.
Donté Smith, a member of AFCs AmeriCorps team, and Ryan Hart, who serves on AFCs housing advisory council, were also honored.
Read more about these impressive young HIV advocates by clicking here.
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