Affinity Community Services, in partnership with The Care Plan, and the University of Chicago, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Chicago Center for HIV elimination is hosting a community open house event to create a space for individuals heal and process the event in Orlando earlier this week.
This event will offer a healing space for people on the south part of the city. There will be both English and Spanish speaking therapists available to see individuals free of charge for the duration of the event. In addition, there will be performances by LGBTQ artists of color, refreshments, and an opportunity to take part in a community healing project.
“As LGBTQIA people of color, we are living in a devastating time where our lives and the lives of the ones we love are at risk for simply being who we are” says Affinity Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon. “Affinity is honored to work with our community partners to offer a healing event that is accessible to those on the south side of Chicago. Being able to come together as a community has always been a form of our sanctuary, and we are in solidarity with all LGBTQIA communities and LGBTQIA communities of color offering space to our community across the city”.
The event is Friday, June 17th and is free and open to anyone interested. It is located at the Center for Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago at 5733 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 from 5:00-8:00pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org