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  • 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

  • Summer Readings: Hannah Pittard, Nicole Dennis-Benn & More!

    Summer Readings: Hannah Pittard, Nicole Dennis-Benn & More!

    We’re celebrating some dazzling new summer books in the coming weeks! Tonight, join us for a panel conversation for Hannah Pittard‘s new novel Listen to Me, with Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kathleen Donohoe, and Liz Moore, moderated by Buzzfeed’s Arianna Rebolini. And on Wednesday, July 27, authors Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tiphanie Yanique are sitting down to talk about Dennis-Benn’s phenomenal debut novel, Here Comes the Sun.

    Plus, we’ve got a buzzing list of cool events coming up in August, including our fifth annual queer pride reading, Shameless, on Monday, August 8, another fun round of Loose: A Comedy Show on Thursday, August 11, and the launch of Tim Murphy‘s Christodora on Wednesday, August 17.

    Posted on July 18, 2016 at 1:09 pm

  • Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works was featured on PBS NewsHour this week, the third of a six-part series on the end of AIDS. The segment focused on New York and featured Housing Works, Charles King, and Housing Works’ Cylar House Community Health Center. Check it out!

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      Posted on July 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    • NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

      NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

      New York, NY—Housing Works is grateful to all the people from our community—Housing Works staff, clients, volunteers, supporters, and allies—who came out to march with us at the July 7 Black Lives Matter demonstration.

      The evening rally and march were peaceful and non-violent, but very disruptive, as we marched from the rally location in Union Square, into traffic up Fifth Avenue, through Herald Square and across 34th Street and eventually ending in Times Square. We stopped traffic all along the way, and once we reached and overtook Times Square, we were successful in staging a huge sit-in before NYPD swooped in and began making arrests.

      Photos from the demonstration can be found online here or you can check out the slideshow …

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      Posted on July 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

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