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Show Up and Show out for AIDS Run Walk Chicago 2023

June 6, 2023

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) invites you to Show Up and Show Out with us at AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Saturday, September 30th at Soldier Field! This annual event has been bringing together people from all across Chicagoland to raise awareness and funds for those affected by HIV and AIDS since 1991 and has been managed by AFC since 2001. This year, we are encouraging participants...
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Women's Connection Summit of Hope Goes Above and Beyond

June 1, 2023

By Tyline Burgess, Communications Manager, AFC CHICAGO, IL – This year’s Women’s Connection Summit of Hope truly lived up to its name by restoring hope and helping to connect women to the resources they need. The free expo was thoughtfully curated and, hosted by AIDS Foundation Chicago’s Dept of Community Partnerships & Special Projects Headed by Cynthia...
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End of Session Wrap-Up: 2023 State Legislative Session

May 31, 2023

By: Timothy S.  Jackson, AFC’s Director of Government Relations  Entering the 2023 Spring session of the 103rd Illinois General Assembly, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) introduced an ambitious policy agenda that addresses racial health inequities faced by Black, Latino/a/e/x, and LGBTQ+ communities impacted by HIV and homelessness and advances the priorities and goals of the ...
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Show Up And Show Out For AFC This Pride

May 30, 2023

Join AIDS Foundation Chicago and the community this Pride Month at various celebrations and fundraiser extravaganzas! Can't make a certain event? Don’t worry – there are month-long opportunities for you to get involved and show out!   Special Events  PRIDE: The Next Decade, hosted by Bernstein Private Wealth Management on Wednesday, May 31st...
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Keep Empowering Young Adults Living with HIV to Succeed

May 3, 2023

By Livvie Avrick  Did you know just under half of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Illinois are young people ages 13-29, and youth living with HIV are disproportionately Black? Yes! Read that again. This data from the Getting to Zero Illinois Dashboard collected in 2020 highlights the impact of racism as a public health crisis on young people in the state.  ...
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“House Republicans’ Debt Ceiling Bill Jeopardizes the Lives of People Living with HIV”

April 28, 2023

(Photo Credit: Louis Velazquez) By: Omar Martinez Gonzalez, Sr. Manager, Policy & Advocacy CHICAGO, IL – AIDS Foundation Chicago condemns in the strongest terms the dangerous bill to raise the debt ceiling which was passed by the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. This bill, which passed by the razor thin...
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AIDS Foundation Chicago Awards $30,000 to Six Black-led Organizations

April 28, 2023

Grants provided as part of AFC’s “Learning Circle Collaborative” Initiative (Chicago, IL) AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) proudly announces members of its 2023 Learning Circle Collaborative (LCC) —a capacity-building and technical assistance program for Black-led social service providers and organizations to improve agency infrastructure. A collection of...
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Illinois HIV Advocates Call for Increased State Funding to End the HIV Epidemic & Advance Racial Health Equity

April 27, 2023

As the Illinois General Assembly enters the final weeks of the 2023 spring legislative session, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) urges legislators to include additional funding in the state’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget that will advance the state’s goal of ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.   In total, advocates are calling for legislators to appropriate an additional...
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AFC Leads Illinois Delegation at AIDSWatch 2023 in Washington, D.C.

April 24, 2023

(Photo Credit: AIDS United, Denis Largeron Photography) CHICAGO, IL – AIDS Foundation Chicago attended AIDSWatch 2023 in Washington, D.C., from March 19-21, 2023. Held in-person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIDSWatch convened over 360 advocates from across the nation for community building, education and advocacy on behalf of people impacted...
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AFC Calls for Justice for Ralph Yarl

April 18, 2023

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is deeply saddened by the shooting of Ralph Yarl, a 16-year-old Black boy from Kansas City. We stand in solidarity with Ralph's family, friends, and the entire Black community in Kansas City and across America who continue to experience systemic racism and violence. We demand justice for Ralph, and for all victims of gun violence and racial injustice...
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