Join AFC staff and community throughout the week to commemorate World AIDS Day 2022

November 29, 2022

As we commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st, we remember our loved ones we have lost and honor the 38.4 million individuals who are living with HIV today. Join the important events and conversations happening throughout the week both in person and virtually. 

For this year’s World AIDS Day, we dream that everybody has a safe and stable home because we know that housing is a critical part of HIV care. Together, we are changing the story of HIV in Illinois and it starts with a home for everyone. 

Please make a donation to AFC so we can continue to provide supportive housing options for all our clients. 


Wednesday, November 30 

“All In: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in HIV Advocacy” virtual event on Wednesday, November 30, 12 p.m. CT    

A panel discussion hosted by Positively Aware and led by HIV activists on how to turn words into action. What actions can you take right now to become a more inclusive community?  

Register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom 





Thursday, December 1 

In-person commemorative candle light vigil at the TransEmpowerment Center, 2753 West Division at 2:00pm, CT.  

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center and VIDA/SIDA invite you to their annual World AIDS Day Commemorative Candle Light Vigil. Beginning in front of the TransEmpowerment Center and ending at La Casita de Don Pedro, 2625 West Division.   





Thursday, December 1 

In-person community celebration at the Baron Show Lounge at 4713 N. Broadway from 6:00pm – 9:30pm CT.  

Join the Puerto Rican Cultural Center for a World AIDS Day commemoration. Free entrance, dinner and entertainment.  



Thursday, December 1 

In-person commemoration panel discussion and celebration at Lighthouse Foundation at 2015 S Laflin St from 6:30 – 8:30pm 

Join Lighthouse Foundation on December 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM as we listen to the journeys of people living with HIV in a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Keith Green. 

While we will commemorate those lost, we will also celebrate the resilience of our community through free drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a balloon release, and live music from Jahari and the Hippies. Registration is free, but space is limited:  

Reserve your spot today at World AIDS Day: A Commemoration Tickets, Thu, Dec 1, 2022 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite 





Saturday, December 3 

In-person screening and Q&A of documentary series, Equal, at The New Theater, 6746 N Sheridan Rd, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm 

Join TPAN for a special screening of two episodes of the acclaimed documentary series, Equal. Following the screening, Stephan Kijak, the producer and director of Equal, will participate in a Q&A with the audience.  

Tickets are $10 GA and $5 Students and Seniors 




Wednesday, December 7  

"Advocating for Change: 3rd annual State Legislative Breakfast on LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS aging issues” from 8:30 – 10:00 am CT 

Join Pride Action Tank, Equality Illinois, AARP Illinois, and OutReach for a discussion led by Paula Basta, Director of Illinois Department of Aging. 


Meeting Registration - Zoom 



Thursday, December 8 

“HIV Decriminalization in Illinois: Lessons Learned One Year Later” virtual discussion sponsored by AFC and the Illinois HIV Action Alliance from 12:00 – 1:00pm CT 

During this webinar, moderated by Timothy Jackson, AFC Director of Government Relations, we will discuss repealing Illinois’ HIV criminalization statute and panelists will have the opportunity to share insight and lessons learned in the time following the repeal of the law (HB1063). 



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