CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVICE!!
25 years of Affinity!
Affinity was born out of the desire for Black lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals to bring visibility to their presence on the south side. We invite you to celebrate this legacy of Black LGBTQ+ leadership + community. Join us on October 9th-11th for our virtual anniversary featuring networking, dancing + cocktails bringing us together, while we are apart. Drop-in for one night or spend your weekend celebrating Black LGBTQ+ Joy!
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Cocktails & Conversations: A Networking Soiree
We kick off Homecoming weekend with Cocktails and Conversation: A Networking Soiree.
The night features cocktail/mocktail making by Drinks By A Diva and virtual breakout sessions to connect around entrepreneurship with Mary Morten, styling with Kaya Rainey, even conversations for the sneakerheads with Kim L. Hunt, and a special conversation around wellness with Tune.In.With.Tristen.
Every day that we survive gives us another reason to DANCE!
Join us for the Homecoming Gala, our centerpiece event of the anniversary weekend. On Saturday, October 10th, we celebrate 25 years of community service with our virtual dance party. Hosted by Trina Tru Luv + Rae Chardonnay, the night features performances by Chicago’s musical talents Shawnee Dez, Adam Ness, Teresa Griffin + more!
Weekend Wind Down Brunch
Is it really a special occasion without brunch?
Hosted by Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry, Affinity’s 25 year Homecoming weekend ends with a virtual brunch! On Sunday, October 11th, Chef Donna Todd leads us in creating community right from our kitchens with a virtual cooking instruction experience. Fellowship over a celebratory meal with us for our Weekend Wind Down Brunch.