Join Reunion Chicago and #PrEP4love for a celebration of communal self-care. That’s right, Reunion, Chicago’s femme, queer & POC centered coworking & event space and PrEPLove, Chicago’s citywide social marketing and community mobilization campaign showing how people can love, explore, and touch freely because of #PrEP invite you to nurture the goddess within with a special day of a free tailored specifically to our collective communities. Start of the day with Slo 'Mo Party’s popular Slow Jams Yoga lead by Karla Huffman of Gypsy Yoga, who will guide you through a session set to your favorite R&B jams (RSVP required).
Then enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments and sign up for a free wellness session from a number of queer-owned entrepreneurs: Get a hair or beard trim or fade by [Taylor Casey], relax with a thai massage by Tristen Seven, get those brows on fleek with Cori Dave, make your nails pop with Gigi Liraof Gigi Jiggles, grab a femme-powered tarot card reading from Fem Pow Tarot or get to truly know yourself with a natal chart reading from Ashley Ray-Harris.
Yoga has limited capacity, and therefore RSVP is required at [insert link to eventbrite]. Yoga will take place 11am-12:30pm; the health care services will open to the public at 1pm. Please be thoughtful of your community and sign up for a maximum of two sessions so we may serve as many people as possible at [insert link to eventbrite].
The first Queer Care Day was launched at Reunion in June, 2017 in partnership with Howard Brown Health to provide free, all ages, intersectional programming to the LGBTQ community focused on wellness as an alternative to the nightlife-centered events typically offered Pride Month. Along with its community partners, Reunion's Queer Care Days aim to boost self-esteem and generate community connection.
About Reunion Chicago
REUNION is an art gallery, event space and co-working studio located in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Event/cultural producer Kristen Kaza and brand strategist/ cultural producer Elijah McKinnon assumed management of the space in 2016, with a mission to provide a collaborative and grounding environment for women and femme-identified individuals in creative roles.
In early 2016, the Chicago PrEP Working Group launched PrEP4Love, a citywide social marketing and community mobilization campaign that features real models from the city of Chicago. Through honest and visceral photography by renowned photographer Sandro, PrEP4Love shows how Chicagoans can love, explore, and touch freely because of #PrEP. Lookf for the campaign on CTA train lines from September - November.
PrEP4Love.com | @PrEP4Love on IG | @ProjectRSP on FB
About #PrEP4Love presents: The September Kickback Series includes for chill programs to help us #TransmitLove and #SpreadTingle throughout the last days of summer. In collaboration with the CDC’s Start Talking. Stop HIV campaign we will be presenting the following free, sex-positive and joyous kickbacks through September with our friends over at Sex Kiki, Reunion Chicago, Party Noire and Black Sex Matters. Come out and help us end #summerseventeen on a high note!
9/8 - Cinematic Kickback w/ Sex KiKi
9/17 - Queer Care Day w/ Reunion
9/20 - Say it Loud! Pop-Up Game Night w/ Party Noire
9/26 - Young, Gifted & Black w/ Black Sex Matters
About Start Talking. Stop HIV.
Start Talking. Stop HIV. is a CDC campaign working in partnership with #PrEP4Love that seeks to reduce HIV infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men by encouraging open discussion between sex partners and friends about a range of HIV prevention strategies.