Kennedy Bradley shares a Thank You Letter to the GTZ-IL community

April 13, 2022

By Kennedy Bradley

Hello, GTZ-IL Community!

After nearly 2 years, I have made the decision to resign from my position at AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) as Getting to Zero Illinois’ (GTZ-IL) Community Outreach and Education Specialist. My last day is April 18, but before I start my new career journey, I wanted to spend a moment to express my gratitude for this community.

I started working with GTZ-IL in June of 2020, when the pandemic was enveloped with uncertainty and immense fear. At a time when isolation and keeping your distance were common practice, GTZ-IL had a vision of a community coming together. I am thankful to every individual and partner organization who stayed patient and committed to GTZ-IL as we navigated growing pains as a new project through an incredibly difficult and monumental time in history. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms, for showing up, and for continuing the work needed to get us to zero.

From witnessing community members find their voice through Advocacy Day, celebrating wins in coalition meetings, and getting to laugh and unwind with many of you during virtual coffee chats, I have no shortage of good memories from being a part of this community. I’m leaving this role with a fresh perspective on justice, a continued commitment to serve marginalized communities, and a group of lifelong friends that I deeply admire. I will continue to support GTZ-IL and, consequently, all of you for years to come. Thank you for everything.


Kennedy Bradley

Learn more about Getting to Zero Illinois and their initiatives by visiting their site here.

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