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Upcoming: 'Our Girls Matter' March 9; LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools March 4
2016-03-02

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In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, AIDS Foundation of Chicago will hold "Black Lives Matter: Our Girls Matter" on Wed., March 9, at West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event is a free, full-day conference to launch an action plan addressing structural determinants of HIV vulnerability among Black cis and trans women. National and local health experts, providers and prevention specialists will meet to explore community engagement, mobilization and shape the future of HIV for women and girls.

Storie Deveraux will emcee; speakers will include Dr. Lisa Henry-Reid, Dazon Dixon Diall and Michelle Hoersch. RSVP at aidschicago.org/blacklivesmatter .

Windy City Times' full calendar of community events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .

March 4 event to focus on LGBTQ+ youth

The DuPage Community Network will present "LGBTQ+ Youth: Incorporating Affirming Policies, Practices and Supporting Intersectionality in Schools" on Friday, March 4, at BMO Harris Bank, 1200 E. Warrenville Rd., Naperville, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jeremy Majeski, from Berwyn School District 100, will deliver the keynote address, presenting the policy the district implemented in 2015 to support transgender students. Topics that will be discussed are the needs of LGBTQ+ youth of color, among others.

Register at roe2016.eventbrite.com .

Windy City Times' full calendar of community events at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/chicago/events/upcoming.php .


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