Dance of Race, Class & Privilege

Date(s) - December 6
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The University Center

The Dance of Race, Class and Privilege is a conference that will explore the interplay of white privilege, cultural, structural and institutional racism, and class dynamics and how these hamper trust, create division, and undermine efforts to mobilize and engage vulnerable communities around HIV prevention and care. The daylong conference is free, but advance registration is requested.

Attendees will interact directly with expert speakers and examine current health services, best practices and how intersectional needs must be addressed for successful engagement in HIV-related services. If we are to “get to zero,” we must identify, confront, and counter oppression to effectively and justly address HIV. We invite you to join in this important, interactive conversation.

Featuring Speakers:

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD, Professor, Sociology & African American Studies, Northwestern University

Charles Stephens, Founder and Executive Director, Counter Narrative

Alescia Hollowell, MPH, MA, Project Coordinator, PrEP CONNECT, Core Foundation

Maxx Boykin, Community Advocacy and Social Justice Manager, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Phill Wilson, Executive Director, Black AIDS Institute
Sponsored by:  The AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Service Providers Council, Project RSP, Health and Human Services, Regional Resource Network Program, Equality Illinois and the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN Chicago). The partners listed above hope to bring together individuals and organizations that are committed to conducting prevention programs that are instrumental in changing policies, and minds.