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  • VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF CONDOMS AND SYRINGES

    CALL-TO-ACTION: Call & Email NY Senators Hannon & Skelos

    We need to send the message to Senators Hannon and Skelos that decriminalizing condoms and syringes is vital to supporting HIV prevention!
    Please help communicate this message by making a phone call or sending an email as soon as possible.

    SUGGESTED SUBJECT HEADING [for emails]:
    Decriminalize Condoms and Syringes!

    MESSAGE [for emails and phone calls]:
    Time and again, harm reduction methods prove to be the most successful in the fight against AIDS, and in New York State, condoms and syringes have proven to be effective, low-cost HIV prevention tools. If we are going to prevent the spread of HIV, we need …

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    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm

  • ACTION ALERT: Urge Gov Cuomo & NY Legislators to Embrace the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic

    ACTION ALERT: Urge Gov Cuomo & NY Legislators to Embrace the Blueprint to End the AIDS Epidemic

    CALL-TO-ACTION FROM HOUSING WORKS & HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

    The Housing Works Advocacy team has had a busy few weeks. Collectively, we sent seven buses of our staff, volunteers, and clients—hundreds of organizers in total—to take action and participate in three full-day calls-to-action in Albany on February 26, March 2, and March 11. And now it’s your turn to raise your voice, too!

    Housing Works Albany Call to Action March 11, 2015

    Housing Works and other allies gathered at the Capitol on March 11 for HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

    PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW TO END AIDS IN NEW YORK BY 2020!

    The Ending the …

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    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm

  • Nina MacLaughlin’s HAMMER HEAD, Sarah Gerard with Justin Taylor, and Jynne Dilling Martin

    Nina MacLaughlin’s HAMMER HEAD, Sarah Gerard with Justin Taylor, and Jynne Dilling Martin

    Surveillance, carpentry, Antarctic poetry, binary stars, and childbearing debates: we’ve got something for everyone coming up at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Tonight! We welcome PEN America Center and OR Books for a mingle and conversation about a new surveillance anthology, Watchlist. Next week, you may just have to show up three times: Monday, March 23, poetry, music, and nature with Jynne Dilling Martin and Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg; on Wednesday, March 25, Sarah Gerard discusses her provocative debut novel Binary Star with Justin Taylor; and Thursday, March 26, Tumblr celebrates Nina MacLaughlin‘s acclaimed memoir Hammer Head, with stories about work and life from MacLaughlin, Rosie Schaap, Cara Nicoletti, and Kate Bolick.

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 11:51 pm

  • Thrift Fever

    Thrift Fever

    We’re halfway through our Best of Spring events and, man, are they good. If you’ve been, let us know what you scored on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. If you haven’t, why not? Our expert staff curated the BEST donations of the season just for you! In fact, why not see for yourself, either digitally at shophousingworks.org (with Zoolander approved shoes and accessories), or IRL at our Gramercy Shop tonight at 5.

    Don’t forget to follow our thrifty style experts for their unique takes on Best of Spring via #HWBestOf. You can even get your hands on one of three handpicked items from Lala Lopez. Enter on Instagram for your chance to win a silk trapeze …

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    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

  • AIDS Activists Rally at the Capitol: An AIDS-FREE NY is Within our Reach!

    AIDS Activists Rally at the Capitol: An AIDS-FREE NY is Within our Reach!

    Albany, NY—The fight to get to an AIDS-Free New York by 2020 gained momentum in Albany last Thursday, February 26, when the End AIDS 2020 Coalition, a group of AIDS and LGBT service organizations and activists from across the state, Housing Works among them, visited the Capitol. Our community members spent all day in Albany, first at a legislative briefing on the state plan to end AIDS as an epidemic and at a demonstration at the Drug Utilization Review Board to demand access to treatment for Hepatitis C, followed by a rally and press conference in the NY State Capitol Building War Room on the plan to end AIDS in New York by 2020.

    The rally featured opening …

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    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

  • Spring Events: Intelligentsia Tasting; Ask Roulette; & announcing Amber Tamblyn with Yo La Tengo

    Spring Events: Intelligentsia Tasting; Ask Roulette; & announcing Amber Tamblyn with Yo La Tengo

    It may still be snowing, but goings-on at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are positively blooming. This week, warm up with a delicious cup of coffee from our friends at Intelligentsia: Thursday, March 5, co-owner Geoff Watts will give a lively talk and share some of their best single origin coffees. On Wednesday, March 12, Ask Roulette: Michelle Wolf (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Tracy Clayton (Buzzfeed), Cord Jefferson (The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) join the show where strangers ask each other any question, live on stage! Looking ahead, we’re also excited to announce that Amber Tamblyn, Yo La Tengo, & Dorothea Lasky will be here for a special performance to launch Tamblyn’s newest poetry collection, Dark Sparkler, co-presented with WORD Bookstore and Harper …

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    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

  • AIDS-FREE WORLD 2030: Update from the Interagency Task Team on Social Protection Care & Support

    AIDS-FREE WORLD 2030: Update from the Interagency Task Team on Social Protection Care & Support

    Guest blogpost by Charles King, Housing Works CEO and North America NGO Delegate to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board

    previously published in the UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation blog

    Washington, DC—The Interagency Task Team (IATT) on Social Protection Care and Support held the first-ever research and policy summit on structural interventions to address social drivers of extreme poverty and inequality and AIDS on January 15 and 16, 2015, at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC. The meeting was co-hosted by UNICEF and the World Bank, with additional sponsorship by Housing Works, as the first step in implementing the decision point tasking the IATT with strengthening “existing efforts to advance research in social protection, with …

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    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:48 pm

  • Reminder: ACTION ALERT-Put the Active Back in Activist & Get on the Bus to Albany!

    Reminder: ACTION ALERT-Put the Active Back in Activist & Get on the Bus to Albany!

    Join Us For March 11 Albany Call-to-Action for an AIDS-FREE NY 2020

    Almost two years ago, our community was instrumental in initiating a strategy to get NY State to commit to ending AIDS as an epidemic even without a cure. In June 2013, we, along with our partners and allies, pressured the Governor’s office to create and publicly announce a three-point plan to end the epidemic in New York by significantly reducing the annual number of new HIV infections from 3,400 to 750 by the year 2020.

    In October 2014, Housing Works co-founder and CEO Charles King was named community co-chair of the Governor’s Ending the Epidemic Task Force. From October to January, this Task Force worked together to …

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    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:36 pm

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