Building Bold Innovative Partnerships to Prevent and Reduce STIs/HIV Among Youth: Nov 8, 2013

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, SHINE Network,
Access Community Health Network, and the Gary Comer Youth Center invite you to:


November 8, 2013, 9 am – 4 pm
Registration and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30 am
The Gary Comer Youth Center
7200 S. Ingleside Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619

“Social Drivers of STI/HIV Infections Among Youth”

Judith D. Auerbach, PhD
Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Read Panelist Biographies

Open to the public and free of charge; lunch will be provided.
Registration is required, click here to register

For any questions, please call 773-702-9700 for more information or check this webpage for updates.

Persons with a disability who may require special assistance should call 773.702.9700 by November 1.

Sponsored by:
Access Community Health Network
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago
The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
The Gary Comer Youth Center
The University of Chicago Medicine Urban Health Initiative
The UChicago SSA Center for Health Administration Studies
The University of Chicago Urban Network


8:00 – 9:00   Check-in

8:30   Light breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am  Welcome: Greg Mooney, MBA, Executive Director, Comer Science & Education Foundation/Gary Comer Youth Center

9:15 – 10:15 am  Panel 1: Youth and Community Violence

Moderator: Dexter Voisin, PhD, Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA)


  1. Nanette Benbow, MAS, Deputy Commissioner for HIV and STI Services, Chicago Department of Public Health;
  2. Danny Davis, PhD, U.S. Representative for the 7thCongressional District of Illinois;
  3. Mariame Kaba, Director Project NIA;
  4. Cathy Krieger, AM ‘79, MBA ’91 (Booth), President and CEO, The Children’s Place Association;
  5. Alfonza Wysinger, First Deputy Superintendent, Chicago Police Department.

10:20 – 11:20 am   Panel 2: Youth and Mental Health

Moderator:  Alida Bouris, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago SSA


  1. Felicia Davis, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement
  2. Deborah Gorman-Smith, PhD, Professor, Principal Investigator and Director of the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, University of Chicago SSA;
  3. Matt Richards, Manager of Community Programs and Prevention, Care2Prevent, University of Chicago Medicine;
  4. Suzanne Snyder, AM ‘87, MDiv, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant, Access Community Health Network.

11:25 am – 12:25 pm   Panel 3: New Media

Moderator: John Schneider, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Departments of Health Studies and Medicine, Director, Global Health Programs


  1. Seed Lynn, Ci3, University of Chicago;
  2. Rod McCullom, Writer, Producer, Broadcaster;
  3. Robin Robinson, Fox Chicago News Anchor;
  4. Tim’m West, Spoken Word Artist/AIDS Activist; Director of Youth Programs at Center On Halsted.

12:25 – 1:15 pm   Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm   Panel 4: Adapting Evidenced-based Interventions for Youth

Moderator: Kischa Hampton, MSW, Director, Preventive & Behavioral Health, Access Community Health Network


  1. Monica Longmire, MHA, Supervisor, Preventive & Behavioral Health, Access Community Health Network;
  2. Harold Pollack, PhD, Helen Ross Professor, University of Chicago SSA; University of Chicago Crime Lab, B.A.M. (Becoming a Man);
  3. Pastor Chris Harris, CEO and Founder, Bright Star Community Outreach;
  4. Keith Green, MSW, SSA Doctoral student; Chair, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus.

2:15 – 2:20 pm   Introduction of Keynote Speaker: John Schneider, MD

2:20 – 3:15 pm   Keynote speaker: Judy Auerbach, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco “Social Drivers of STI/HIV Infections Among Youth”

3:15 pm   Closing Remarks: Dexter Voisin, PhD

3:15 – 4:00 pm   Performance: Tim’m West

4:00 – 4:40 pm   Closing Ceremony: South Shore Drill Team

PARAGON II: A World AIDS Day Mini Ball Deluxe

Fuel at the Uiversity of Chicago in partnership with Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus & Legendary Father Mario Balenciaga presents


Friday, December 7
7PM – midnight
969 E. 60th St., Chicago

7:00 Table Decorations and Health Village
Offering free flu shots, HIV testing, doc chats, mental health screenings, & safe sex gift bags
8:30 Legends, Statements & Stars
9:00 Ball Time
Commentators: Legendary Neiman Marcus Escada, Memphis Khan, & Adonis Escada


Email for information & table reservations
Sponsored by: Abbott; Department of Public Health Chicago; Care 2 Prevent; and University of Chicago Medicine

Download a PDF of the event flyer for details.

An Evening with Original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph – “Sometimes I Cry”

Ms. Ralph on stage on Saturday, November 17th, 2012. View an entire album of SHINE photos here.

“Sometimes I Cry,” a humorous and thought-provoking look into the true stories of women from different walks of life affected by HIV/AIDS. This critically-acclaimed play is filled with laughter, music, and soul, and has touched the hearts of audiences around the globe.

Associate SSA Professor Dexter Voisin introducing Sheryl Lee Ralph

SHINE Conference: Social and Structural Determinants of HIV Infections Among Minority Populations

Keynote speaker Robert Fullilove, EdD. View an entire album of SHINE photos here.

SHINE recently hosted a one-day symposium to discuss HIV infections among minority populations. Panels of experts discussed social and structural determinants of HIV infections, multiple vulnerabilities, and the impact of mass incarceration on HIV/AIDS in the United States.

To view slideshow presentations, videos, and other content from this event, visit the Resources page.

Speakers Dr. Robert Garofalo and Dr. John Schneider