Celebrating 30 years of Legal Council!

Legal Council’s 30th Anniversary Gala was a hit! Thank you to everyone who supported this special, one-time, sold out event. Special thank you to Gala Co-Chairs Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson, local leaders in law and longtime supporters of Legal Council. “Thirty years ago, our hero James Monroe Smith founded AIDS Legal Council to…

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4th Annual May Ball was a Derby Day Success!

Thanks to all those who supported the 4th Annual May Ball on May 5 at the stunning home of Dr. Nabeela Rasheed and Fawzia Mirza. Over 175 attendees packed the house on the most beautiful evening of the year to date, donning derby attire (read: big, bold hats) with lots of festive spring color! We even had…

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Beyond Shame & Stigma

Our sold out panel discussion “HIV Criminalization: Beyond Shame & Stigma,” co-sponsored with our friends at TPAN, was a great success this past Thursday, Feb 15. The expert panel included Maurice Chapman formerly of South Suburban HIV/AIDS Regional Clinics, Dr. Trevor Hoppe of SUNY-Albany and author of Punishing Disease, Vera Lamarr of Sex Workers Outreach Project, and Scott Schoettes…

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2nd Annual May Ball

SECOND-ANNUAL MAY BALL IS SATURDAY, MAY 7  Last year’s inaugural May Ball was such a success…and it’s time to bust out the fancy dress or tux and do it again! Dr. Nabeela Rasheed will again host us at her stunning turn-of-the-century, HGTV-featured mansion in the West Loop for an evening of champagne, cocktails, and delectable…

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‘Hamilton’ Chicago Premiere

Experience the Broadway hit Hamilton on OPENING NIGHT in Chicago: Tuesday, September 27, 2016! Limited tickets still available, but they won’t last long. Click HERE to grab your tickets now or visit www.legalcouncil.brownpapertickets.com. By attending this special premiere event, you are directly supporting the Legal Council for Health Justice’s programs serving low-income people with HIV,…

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Meet Cyndi Lauper!

Normally we’re not ones to name-drop, but how often do we get to hobnob with a true pop music icon — and one who really knows how to let her freak flag fly?  That’s right, we’re talking about Cyndi Lauper.  And technically we haven’t hobnobbed with her yet.  But our people have been in communication with her…

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Party People in the House, Say ダンスダンス!

It’s time once again for ALCC’s annual shindig/gala/fete/ blowout/rip-roaring good time summer party.  This year we’re zipping off to Planet J-Pop, a supergroovy celebration of Japanese popular culture.  Food, music, drinks, games, prizes, a silent auction — can you think of anything more fun? OK, so write this down:  it’s going to be on Wednesday,…

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We’re Putting On a Show!

If you were foolish unfortunate enough to miss it the first time around, it’s coming back for one night only.  What are we talking about?  Why, only the most entertaining, thoughtful, poignant and joyous cabaret show since the beginning of recorded history.  And it’s a benefit for AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. Chicago crooner Justin Hayford (that’s…

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2009 Advocates of the Year Awards

I sure hope you didn’t miss the elegance and sophistication last night at AIDS Legal Council of Chicago’s 15th annual Advocates of the Year Awards. If you did, you’ll have to wait another year. Many thanks to the swell folks at the Playboy Foundation for letting us use their swanky headquarters. We blogged about this…

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And the Winners Are…

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago’s 2009 Advocates of the Year have been announced. And what a lovely crew they are! If you want to help us honor the work they’ve done on behalf of people with HIV, come to our Advocates of the Year party on Tuesday, May 5. It’ll be at the fancy schmancy…

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