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  • Ask Roulette with Jon Ronson & HEEMS, Womanhood with Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone, Franz Nicolay

    Ask Roulette with Jon Ronson & HEEMS, Womanhood with Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone, Franz Nicolay

    Fall events are here! Check out the incredible line-up we have in store for September. Tonight, we’re hosting Aparna Nancherla & Jo Firestone with a live show of their web series Womanhood on refinery29’s RIOT. This incredible night is FREE. And tomorrow night, Thursday, September 1, the first Ask Roulette of the season kicks off with Jon Ronson (author of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed) and Heems aka Himanshu Kumar Suri (Das Racist & more). There are still tickets left, and get yours early!

    This weekend, we are open on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 and our monthly 30% off the entire store sale runs through the weekend including Monday. Next week, on Wednesday, September 7, we’re looking forward …

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    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 11:19 pm

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Janie SImmons

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Janie SImmons

    Who:

    Janie Simmons

    Connection to Housing Works:

    I’m a friend/collaborator in HIV prevention. I work at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) as an ethnographer and Principal Investigator specializing in HIV and overdose prevention. In addition, I am the ethnographer for the Magnetic Couples Study, the first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration project targeting heterosexual mixed-status couples funded by the National Institues of Health (NIH).

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    2016 will be year 2.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride & Why Housing Works:

    Because it’s awesome! I am still inspired by the simple fact that I DID IT last year! As Glinda, the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz, said: “You …

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    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 5:37 am

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Heidi Tannenbaum

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Heidi Tannenbaum

    Who:

    Heidi Tannenbaum

    Connection to Housing Works:

    former Manager of Housing Works Bookstore Café

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    2016 will be year 4.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    It’s activism on wheels. It’s community. It’s pushing my physical limits beyond where I thought they could go. It’s honoring those who are no longer here. It’s believing in the real potential for change. And the ride community is a warm bubble of positivity that carries you through every mile.

    Heidi’s Fundraising Goal:

    $3,500

    Support Heidi for BRAKING AIDS® Ride!

    Posted on August 26, 2016 at 5:16 am

  • Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Nestor Ramos

    Meet BRAKING AIDS® Ride King of the Road Nestor Ramos

    Who:

    Nestor Ramos

    Connection to Housing Works:

    Housing Works Facilities Manager. Working for the Housing Department for Housing Works, I see firsthand the day-to-day struggles of our clients living with HIV/AID. Hopefully, one day soon we can get rid of this epidemic once and for all.

    Number of Years Doing BRAKING AIDS® Ride:

    This is my fourth year. It gets harder and harder each year, but I’m very excited to see all the friends I have made who I can now consider family. I love my BRAKING AIDS® Ride family.

    Why BRAKING AIDS® Ride & Why Housing Works:

    I actually try not to train too much, Why? Because how can I possibly compare three days of riding …

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    Posted on August 23, 2016 at 5:18 pm

  • Ervin Rogers nominated for Patient Advocate Award!

    Ervin Rogers nominated for Patient Advocate Award!

    Remedy Health Media with New York City Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL) are recognizing the Best of the Best in the digital health field with an award! Housing Works’ own Ervin Rogers was nominated in the category of Patient Advocate, dedicated to recognize “those who have gone above and beyond to share their personal story, network and speak out to support other patients to influence better health outcomes.” Ervin went above and beyond earlier this year when he shared his story on TheBody.com

    Voting closes September 2nd. The top nominees in each category will then become finalists. Finalists will then be reviewed by a panel from Remedy and NYCHBL to determine the winners! Cast your vote here!

    Posted on August 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

  • How You Can Support the Housing Works Team for BRAKING AIDS Ride 2016

    How You Can Support the Housing Works Team for BRAKING AIDS Ride 2016

    Guest blog post by Housing Works President and CEO Charles King

    This past June marked the 35th anniversary of HIV/AIDS in America. Three and a half decades later, we are still fighting for rights, respect, and our very lives. But during that time, there has been progress and a genuine sea change: The end is in sight. An AIDS-free New York State is not only possible but within our reach using the tools we already have, even without a cure or vaccine. We have the tools and the will, but we still need to push. Hard. That is why I need you to support Kings of the Road, the Housing Works team of staff participating in BRAKING AIDS® Ride, a …

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    Posted on August 18, 2016 at 12:09 pm

  • August Events: Loose, Tim Murphy, Margaret Atwood, Live From Home, Hyperallergic IRL

    August Events: Loose, Tim Murphy, Margaret Atwood, Live From Home, Hyperallergic IRL

    It might be beach season somewhere, but we are going ‘round the clock here at Housing Works with exceptional events almost every single night for the rest of August! Tonight, Thursday, August 11!* $10 gets you a free drink and Loose: A Comedy Show, with Aparna Nancherla, Gary Richardson, Sal Vulcano, Simeon Goodson, Lizzy Cooperman, and MORE!

    And looking ahead, this month boasts: an evening with Hyperallergic (8/16); HIV/AIDS activist Tim Murphy launches his novel (8/17); a night of country singer/songwriters from Old Dominion, Drake White, and Walker Hayes (8/22); Science Friday hosts Margaret Atwood (8/23); The Nation Institute presents Sarah Jaffe (8/25); literary writers talk election 2k16 (8/30); Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone host Womanhood Live! (8/31); and the …

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    Posted on August 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm

  • Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Housing Works sent a delegation to the International AIDS conference, which is happening this week in Durban, South Africa. The following is a reflection by Housing Works community member and conference participant, Paris Milane.

    When one hopes for a better life, all possibilities available seem tempting. Many who find themselves oppressed by social stigmas against the LGBT community and HIV seek refuge in more tolerant countries. This is not only understandable, but sometimes needed to escape the threats of violence, physical abuse, and even death.

    During a break session entitled “Intersection on sexuality, human rights, migration, and race with the LGBT community,” speakers resounded the struggle that members of the LGBT community who are also HIV positive …

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    Posted on July 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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