Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-04-18
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

AIDS: Testing dates
2011-06-22

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


Community HIV testing day in Englewood

The Englewood United Methodist Church, 6400 S. Stewart Ave. in Chicago, will host a National HIV Testing Day event called "Community and Faith Connecting to Sing Praises and Save lives. The event is Sat., June 25, at 4 p.m.

Rev. Harriette Cross, host pastor, welcomes people to the event, which will feature the Flora Robinson Chorale and Friends.

Participating Organizations (still in formation): Come Alive Ministry of Faith; Englewood Advocates of Grace for Lives, Education and Service (E.A.G.L.E.S. - East Side UMC; Englewood UMC; Faith UMC; Grace Calvary UMC; Greater Englewood UMC; West Englewood UMC; Pleasant Green M.B. Church, 140-46 W. 59th St.; Pleasant Green M.B. Church, 7545 S. Vincennes Ave., Rust Memorial UMC); Grand Boulevard Federation; Greater Westside Development Corporation; Making A Daily Effort (M.A.D.E.); 6th Legislative District; Southside HIV/AIDS Resource Providers (S.H.A.R.P.); Teamwork Englewood/

For Information, Call 773-846-9839 (Sylvia Jo)

Another HIV Testing day event will be held on Monday, June 27, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m., at the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, STEP UP - Get Tested. Know Your HIV Status, 1901 W. Harrison St., Chicago, http://www.corecenter.org/

Free onsite rapid HIV testing and results provided in 10 minutes. Contact: Peter McLoyd, 312-572-4649, pmcloyd@corecenter.org .

June 24 doc screening on HIV/AIDS

In an effort to overcome the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, which disproportionately impacts the African-American and Hispanic youth communities, the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC) and McDermott/Haymarket Center are banding together to present A Mirror to the Heart: Breaking the Stigma of HIV/AIDS, a documentary highlighting HIV prevention activities and the personal experiences of youth who are taking leadership roles in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The screening will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 24, at McDermott/Haymarket Center, 932 W. Washington, Chicago.

Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services and BASUAH (Brothers And Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS), the documentary will be followed by a discussion led by a panel of experts. Taskforce Prevention and Community Services will provide HIV testing. This free event is open to the public. To learn more, go to www.mirrortotheheart.com .

The panel discussion will be moderated by Christian Castro, the program director of the Latino Commission on AIDS, a program that assists Hispanic-serving organizations and coalitions to address the needs of the emerging HIV-positive population.

Others who will be on the panel will be Alan D. Johnson, adolescent research director of the DePaul University School of Public Health; Stephen Armstead, OVAH! Program outreach coordinator for the Center on Halsted; youth activist and artist KOKUMO; Andre Darey; Leveon Perkins; Jermaine Perry; and Anthony Singleton.

Gina Lathan Whitener, the executive producer of the documentary, will also participate in the event.

The documentary encourages an open discussion about stigma, which is a leading barrier to successful HIV counseling, testing and treatment. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the numbers of youth contracting HIV/AIDS are staggering, especially African-American and Hispanic youth.

In 2009, an estimated 8,294 men and women of all races and ethnicities age 13 to 24 received a diagnosis of HIV infection, representing about 19 percent of the persons given a diagnosis that year. African Americans were disproportionately affected, accounting for about half of all HIV infections. Hispanics accounted for about 15 percent.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Season of Concern hosts 'Cabaret for Care' 2018-04-18
HRC releases HIV college guide 2018-04-18
Black women anti-rape advocates unite at UIC 2018-04-18
Dr. Margo Jacquot talks career, Juniper Center, LGBTQ initiatives 2018-04-18
Prevent Blindness' Jeff Todd discusses organization, LGBT activism 2018-04-18
LGBT Voices from Middle East, North Africa in 'No Longer Alone' Videos and Report 2018-04-16
'Bolder Than Out' features variety show, panel discussion 2018-04-11
Advocate recounts challenges facing women with HIV 2018-04-11
Pulse nightclub owner speaks about onePULSE Foundation 2018-04-11
Men Having Babies confab April 14-15 2018-04-11
TPAN Welcomes Christopher Clark as New CEO 2018-04-10
HRC Releases New Guide for HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care on Campuses 2018-04-10
National LGBTQ Task Force names Andy Garcia new Director of Creating Change 2018-04-10
Anchorage Voters Reject Discriminatory Proposition 1 2018-04-07
Howard Brown seeks symposium submissions 2018-04-05
Illinois hospitals excel in HRC's healthcare index 2018-04-04
AARP survey unveils 'alarming' statistics 2018-04-04
NATIONAL Conversion-therapy bans, GetEQUAL folds, gay Trump backers 2018-04-03
OutServe-SLDN, OUT Foundation Join Forces in support of LGBTQ servicemember and veteran health 2018-03-30
Report Before Int'l Trans Day of Visibility Shows Need for Paid Family and Medical Leave 2018-03-30
HIV study analyzes social media-based prevention strategies 2018-03-29
HHS Rule Would Expand Ability of Providers to Refuse Health Care, AG Madigan responds 2018-03-28
AARP Survey Finds LGBT Elders Worry About Adequate Support, Care, Dignity as They Age 2018-03-28
Howard Brown Health hosts annual meeting 2018-03-28
Opposition Swells Against Trump-Pence License to Discriminate 2018-03-27
Milwaukee First Municipality in Wisconsin to Protect Youth from Conversion Therapy 2018-03-27
HRC Annual Healthcare Equality Index Honors Record 626 Health Care Facilities 2018-03-27
NATIONAL Lawyer rejects Trump, Pulse case, HIV+ reporter, Ft. Lauderdale 2018-03-27
Trump administration proposes 'short-term' healthcare plans within marketplace 2018-03-27
Health dept. issues groundbreaking report on LGBT youth, adults 2018-03-26
Highly gender nonconforming teens at greater risk of bullying and violence, study finds 2018-03-22
Off the beaten path, 10 Illinois hiking spots worth walking 2018-03-22
Vanessa Sheridan helps trans community at Center on Halsted 2018-03-21
Howard Brown annual meeting March 21 2018-03-21
WORLD Councilwoman killed, gay whistleblower, medicinal vending machine 2018-03-20
Season of Concern's Cabaret for Care, Sloan Awards, April 9 2018-03-20
COUP3/GOALS to explore relationships beginning March 23 2018-03-16
Child welfare, LGBTQ advocacy groups condemn HHS delay in collecting foster, adoption data 2018-03-15
GUEST COLUMN Illinois Must Protect LGBT Elders from Housing Discrimination 2018-03-14
Dining Out For Life Returns to Chicago on April 26 2018-03-14
 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.