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On Sunday, December 1st join us at The Castle to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of World AIDS Day with STRUT -- A World AIDS Day Fashion Show
This year's models will feature the designs of MARK ROSCOE and other famous clothiers including Anthony Alfonsi and Cassidy Holtz. Contact us to find how you can get FREE tickets to the event. Be sure to share this event with your Facebook family. See you at the Castle on 12/1.
The newest Project VIDA initiative, Get Ya Life, is a Multi-Cultural, Healthy Relationships program designed especially for 13-24 yrs. old, African-American and Hispanic YMSM. This program addresses topics such as HIV/AIDS, sexuality, coming out, status disclosure, and relationships. Support includes free HIV Testing, transit cards, and other resources. The peer-inspired, group program is coordinated by experienced professionals and designed to honor diversity, foster mutual respect, and celebrate equality. Sessions are scheduled for Thursdays at Chicago Childcare Society’s Coach House, 5459 S. University.
For more information contact Rita Beasley at (773) 643-0452 or visit the Project VIDA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ProjectVIDA. Feel free to pass this information on to others in your network
My dad, Reuven Rahamim, was killed this past September in a mass shooting.
I was 17 years old, one of 15 children who lost a parent that day.
I'm honoring his memory -- and those of many others who have fallen -- by doing something about gun violence.
Whether you've been personally affected by gun violence or not, you need to be part of this fight, too. Share your story: Why are you in this?
Since my dad's death, I've learned that my family's experience is not as uncommon as one might expect.
The statistics are horrifying: 12,000 Americans are murdered with guns every year. But the true toll of gun violence is borne by the tens of thousands of sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, and wounded survivors left behind.
When I think of the number of lives that could have been saved by universal background checks or better access to mental health services, I simply don't understand why Congress doesn't act right away.
So join me in speaking out. Our stories from all across the country will reaffirm the all-too-real consequences of this unending violence and the need for sensible solutions. Share why you support legislation to keep dangerous weapons out of the wrong hands:
I know my dad is watching right now as I fight alongside many other Americans for common-sense legislation.
He deserves a vote. We all deserve a vote.
Now is the time.
P.S. -- You can see my story right here. Please add your own.
Seneca Kern and his team from We Farm America visited Project VIDA's Kedvale office with several summer camp participants and provided staff and members of the community with a demonstration on how to build a raised-bed garden. The group planted tomatoes, kale, peppers, strawberries, and onions. The intent of the activity was to increase the appreciation of the food cycle and develop communiy awareness that fresh food can be easily accessible. Come visit our garden to see how we're growing our own food! Thanks, We Farm! For more information about We Farm, visit: http://www.wefarmamerica.com/
Project VIDA provded extended HIV testing hours Wednesday 9am - 6pm, Thursday 9am - 8pm, including hours on Friday and Saturday. We continue to help our community be safe. Call for your appointment today!
Watch the video below, and take a moment of silence in solidarity with those of us who are working to end AIDS, for those who are living with HIV AIDS, and for those who have died of this disease. This video was filmed by members of the CRU program. We remember and heal, united as one.
Come find out what "Da Talk" is all about Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm. Watch the video below for details and don't miss it! Call or email Luis Moreno to pre-register (773) 522-4570 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the CRU, click here.
Please take part in Project VIDA’s Toiletries Drive. Each week Project VIDA’s Food Pantry serves over 50 individuals and their families and receives requests for basic needs toiletries. Now, the demand has outweighed the supply and we need your help. This is a very easy way to participate in your community: just purchase a couple of extra items to donate when you are doing your own shopping. You may even have received Christmas gifts that you would rather pass on like perfume/ cologne or make up. Once the items have been donated they will be sorted and volunteers will distribute whatever we have to our food pantry clients on Wednesdays during our food pantry hours.
Bar soap/Body wash
Laundry soap boxes
Lotion or hand cream
Disposable razors/ Shaving cream
Ø New or unopened travel size & full size items are greatly appreciated!
When: December 26, 2011- January 13, 2012
Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00 pm
Where: Direct Services Building
2659 S. Kedvale
Chicago, IL 60623
Questions? Contact Drive Organizer Norma Haro at (773)277-2291 email@example.com
THANK YOU ALMA! The Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA http://www.almachicago.org) organized a fun event at The Call in Andersonville on Friday, November 4th. The event included several Project VIDA staff members, volunteers, past employees, and supporters, as well as ALMA's team. An exciting and entertaining show featured performers from Project VIDA's family. Our Food Pantry program received 150 items as a result of this donation. Thanks again to all who came out, and especially to ALMA for supporting us!