As the weather begins to move toward spring, Center on Halsted also looks toward expanding its reach to communities throughout the Chicagoland area. We are building diverse and holistic programs that empower our community, and we continue to work hard at delivering our core programs: Youth & Senior; HIV Prevention & Testing; Behavioral Health; Anti-Violence; Cyber Center; Sports; Community & Cultural.
During January, we shared stories about our HIV/AIDS prevention work; Getting to Zero. And during February, we celebrated Black History Month with a series of workshops and programs at the Center and DuSable Museum.
During March and April, we will graduate twenty students from our Silver Fork Culinary Arts program, collaborate with the Lyric Opera to bring Fellow Travelers to the community, and honor community members at Human First.
Take a closer look at our website for future events, and save the date for a few of our highlights:
- Artists Gallery Opening: Jeff Cote & Robyn Day Friday
March 2, 6–8pm | Center on Halsted | Free + open to the public
- Gay Men’s Book Club Fellow Travelers Series
Tuesdays, March 6 & 13, 7–9pm | Center on Halsted | Free
- The Gay Men’s Book Club plans to attend the Lyric Opera Chicago premiere of this work at the Athenaeum Theatre | Wednesday, March 21, 7:30pm
- The Gentry Reunion Concert Saturday | Friday, March 16, 7–9pm
Center on Halsted | Ticketed event
- Dr. LaShonda Barnett Book Reading: Jam on the Vine
Friday, March 23, 6–8pm | Center on Halsted | $5 sug. donation
- Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) Rattle the Walls: Musical Concert
Saturday, March 31, 7–9pm | Center on Halsted | $15 sug. donation
- Human First Gala | The Geraghty | Saturday, April 21, 5:30–10:00pm
The 2018 Human First awardees include Dr. Tom Klein & David Gitomer, Marcia Lipetz, and Victoria Raymont. The Community Spirit Award will be presented to the ACLU of Illinois.
As with all events, please check our website, centeronhalsted.org, for more details and updates before each event. I look forward to seeing you often this year here at Center on Halsted!
Happy Spring 2018!
Modesto Tico Valle,
Chief Executive Officer