At a Glance: September 2018

AIDS Run & Walk Season

This month, we reached for the stars with clear focus on sustainability. We took on AIDS Run and Walk with full force, with weekly fundraising events, citywide trainings, and community events.

Take a look at our September activities:

9/10/18- 9/12/18
Undoing Racism Workshop
We attended a two 2.5-day workshop hosted by Chicago Department of Public Health on deconstructing structural racism.

9/15/18
Sky High Movie Night
AIDS Run & Walk team member Carl Branch hosted a screening of the sequel to Chicago’s hit film Kevin’s Room. All proceeds went toward our AIDS Run & Walk campaign.

9/21/18
Caucus Corp Planning Meeting
We brought together long-time Caucus volunteers to plot out what our new membership body, Caucus Corp, will look like. Keep an eye out for its launch in early 2019.

9/22/18
Coffee Hour Chicago
Our executive director Erik Glenn was keynote speaker at Coffee Hour Chicago, where he facilitated conversations about sexual history assessment with Black sgl men.

9/22/18
BarbeQueen
Put on by board member Lora Branch and Simone Koehlinger, BarbeQueen was a successful backyard barbeque fundraiser with a twist. We raised nearly $5,000 during BarbeQueen! Make sure to check it out next year.

9/22/18
Pay It No Mind Ball
In honor of Marsha P. Johnson, Brave Space Alliance threw a ball for the community to live proud and outloud. The Caucus was a proud sponsor.

9/23/18
AIDS Run & Walk
The event we we’re waiting all year for finally came! The Caucus team walked the 5k Soldier Field track sharing our stories of resilience and loss in the face of HIV. Watch our recap video!

9/23/18
I Heart Sundays
After AIDS Run & Walk, we took over the popular I Heart Sundays at Progress Bar. With our friends at Howard Brown, party organizers, Rail Entertainment and David Dodd, welcomed community engagement first hand. We discussed PrEP, handed out information about accessible care, and cupcakes by Blaque Rose Pastries.

9/27/18
¡Presente! Latinx En Accíon Activism Panel
Our executive director Erik Glenn was a part of a panel put together by Center on Halsted, that discussed the history of the Latinx community and how Black latino men can move forward.