Race is a vital conversation. HIV/AIDS is a vital conversation. Intersections of HIV/AIDS and race reveal large and distinct trends of imbalance. In the U.S. impact of HIV/AIDS within communities of color, specifically Black/African American and Latinx/Hispanic populations, with youth, and women-identified persons are disproportionately more affected. In 2014 the CDC reported African Americans represent 12% of population, but account for 44% of HIV diagnoses. This discussion delves deep into why, and work towards solutions.
Featured panelist include:
Erik Glenn – Executive Director, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus
David Ernesto Munar – President/CEO of Howard Brown Health
Hadeis Safi – HIV Prevention and Care (Center on Halsted)
Chay Yew – Artistic Director of Victory Gardens
Sista Yaa Simpson – community epidemiologist for 501(c)3
TACTS (The Association of Clinical Trials Services)
Lora Branch – Associate Director in Government Affairs for Gilead Sciences Inc.
Doors @ 6PM / Program @ 6:30PM (Late Entry Allowed)
About Monthly Artist & Expert Talks:
Through the run of the exhibition, the Alphawood Gallery will be activated with events related to the issues raised by the content of the exhibition, from artistic inclusion to activism, health to history.
About Art AIDS America Chicago:
This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable of HIV in American art. Art AIDS America Chicago will be exhibited from Dec. 1, 2016 – April 2, 2017.
All in-gallery programming is free and open to the public.
Art AIDS America was organized by Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts.