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Triple Threat Conference 2019

This free conference will concentrate on achieving excellence in HIV/AIDS service organizations and building a high-quality workforce while focusing on elevating populations most impacted by HIV. How can we achieve a better HIV sector that understands how issues of race, class, culture and gender can impact an individual’s sexual behaviors and access to HIV prevention and care services?

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place

Triple Threat Conference 2019

The conference will focus on the colliding co-occurring epidemics of HIV, viral hepatitis and opioids. The conference will explore the scope, challenges and opportunities to reduce the infectious disease co-morbidities of injection drug use, especially those that can be implemented efficiently through the existing public health and medical systems.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place

WOMEN'S CONNECTION SUMMIT

The Women’s Connection Summit is a community expo for invited justice involved and homeless women to obtain the necessary assistance to move past barriers, which may prevent an individual from leading a successful life. This summit is a "one-stop shop” event provided community organizations to support community transition and access to care, housing and employment services.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Jacoby Dickens Center, 9501 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60628

OUR STORIES ARE HERE: Coming together to heal and get to zero

This free, day-long conference explores innovative HIV prevention and care strategies, traverses the intersections of racism and injustice faced by communities most vulnerable to HIV, and debuts the plan for Getting to Zero Illinois.

WHEN : Monday, December 3, 2018
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Place

U=U AND YOU

HOW ARE YOU ADVANCING THE U=U MESSAGE THAT UNDETECTABLE = UNTRANSMITTABLE?

Join us on August 16 for this FREE event to celebrate the science and advocacy that shows people living with HIV on successful anti-retroviral treatment – meaning their viral load is undetectable for at least six months – cannot transmit HIV sexually to their HIV-negative partners. Three fantastic speakers will walk us through the science behind U=U, the advocacy that has been critical to dissemination of this important finding, the relevance and implementation of U=U in the clinical setting, and how U=U is central to the success of the state’s Getting to Zero project. Join us for a celebratory reception after featuring fun, energizing performances by the Southside’s Global Girls, socially conscious youth-driven theater; and GayCo, Chicago’s fabulous sketch comedy revue. Tasty snacks too!

WHEN : Thursday, August 16, 2018
1 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: RUSH Center of Excellence, 1725 W Harrison Street

THE TIME IS NOW: Sistas Uplifting Sistas on Health Equity, PrEP and Dismantling Racism

In commemoration of National Women’s & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a one-day conference sponsored by the Service Providers Council, Women’s Connection project, Project RSP and other community partners focuses on identifying the combined impact of racism, trauma, inequalities on the health outcomes of women and girls. Despite the recent advances in HIV treatment, young women of color, both cis and trans, are still disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS at higher rates than any other race. Taking into consideration socioeconomic status differences, educational levels within our communities and class divisions, conference participants will be able to gather information, tools, support and affirmation to confront the systematic barriers and challenges to solutions and strategies of HIV prevention. The conference is centered on improving our overall health together as black women. There will be discussions that examine critical factors and share solutions and strategies of HIV prevention.

WHEN : Wednesday, March 14, 2018
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The University Center, 525 S. State St. 2nd Floor Conference Center

REAL! TALK! Black Women & Health Care

Building the next plan to elevate women and respond to HIV.

WHEN: Friday, December 8, 2017
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, 200 W Jackson Blvd.

WE SEE YOU: Countering the Invisibility of Bisexual Health

The conference aim is to explore the relationships of racial equity and social justice in the bisexual community.The conference will be a platform to investigate the challenges and opportunities of HIV risk, accessing PrEP, and healthcare services. Moreover, it’s about effectively addressing the intense stigma, trauma and discrimination attached to bisexual individuals. This is particularly important as we advance policies designed to increase access to care and build capacity of providers and to advance competency. The attendees will interact directly with expert speakers and examine current bisexual health services, best practices and how multiple needs are addressed for successful engagement in care.

WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, 200 W Jackson Blvd.