Today, we have seen how quickly threats can reemerge in our community. We will always remember our history as we build our future, and will never stop. We will be visible, reminding the world that we are strong, vital members of our community. We will be inclusive, because we know what it means to be left out. We will be connected, linking needs to resources and people to one another.
Former Executive Director Returns to Affirmations - Pride Source
According to a release, Hilmon has close to 20 years experience in "fund development," event management and marketing. Before his time in Chicago, Hilmon was the marketing and development director for the Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit. Frank Aiello, Affirmations board president, said in a release the community center is excited to have Hilmon join the team. Darrious is the right individual to facilitate development and implementation of the organization's next strategic plan, move us forward in our mission to serve the LGBTQ community and its allies, and further strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Hilmon is a University of Michigan graduate, and the author of two novels and an anthology. He is expected to begin his work at Affirmations before the end of March. Affirmations opened in
About The Center
Affirmations has partnered with Tobacco Free Michigan to establish a statewide coalition of LGBT and ally organizations that will focus on statewide tobacco use and secondhand smoke in the LGBT community. Tobacco Free Michigan is a network of more than organizations aimed at reducing the harmful effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke in the state of Michigan. It is funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health. It offers programming, workshops and fun events for local LGBTs and allies. The first coalition meeting will take place at Affirmations at 11 a.
When LIGALY moved to a larger space a few blocks away in , a number of groups immediately began requesting to utilize the space for their meetings. During that time, the demand from the community for programs and services for people age 21 and over, as well as resources for people of color and the transgender community, was growing dramatically. Over the almost ten years since its creation, The Center has expanded programs and services for traditionally underserved minority groups while building community across the LGBT spectrum. The Center particularly works to help those most underserved through addressing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia.