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Multicultural AIDS Coalition Hosts #FOCUS17: 3rd Annual CONNECTED Boston 2017 Summit

Tuesday May 9, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, head to Boston for the CONNECTED Boston Summit, to learn about the healthcare needs of LGBTs, and our overall well-being.

The mission of the #FOCUS17 CONNECTED Boston Summit is to provide a space for community members, leaders, activists, researchers, service providers, and artists to address the unique needs of Black and Latino gay, bisexual, queer men, men who have sex with men, and trans* individuals.

The CONNECTED Boston Summit aims to educate, empower, and provide tools and resources that support the creation of sustainable community action focused on our overall well-being.


10 AM
Registration & Breakfast
Resource Fair

11 AM - 11:30 AM
Overview of Day: ACCESS AS EQUITY - Amir Dixon

11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Healing, Building, and Sustaining Community among Black and Latino Gay + Bi Men Activity - Cedric Durell Gum

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
EXCLUSIVE: CONNECTED Boston Prevention Media Team Present
Screening & Talk Back of "For Our Own Protection." Join CONNECTED Boston Prevention Media Team for a community screening and talk-back of its short film "For Our Own Protection," that uses poetry and movement to amplify the voices of Black and Latino gay and bi men in the Greater Boston area, to examine our varied health outcomes and its connection to our relationship with ourselves and our communities.

2:30 PM - 3:40 PM
BREAKOUT: This year's Breakout Session will be broken into three groups that are tasked with identifying actionable strategies for the program to educate, create access and supporting Black and Latino Gay + Bi men in HIV/STI Prevention and Treatment services.

  • Educate: What are sustainable strategies that can be used to reach and educate our communities on HIV/STI Prevention and treatment services in the Greater Boston area.

  • Access: What are targeted and strategic strategies that can be used by the community, for our community around creating low-threshold access to HIV/STI treatment and prevention services.

  • Adherence: What are traditional and non-traditional strategies to support our communities in adhering to HIV/STI treatment and prevention services.

    3:45 PM - 4 PM
    Report back and CloseOut

    The CONNECTED Boston Summit will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont St, Roxbury, MA 02120.

    For information or to register, visit


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