July 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Last Thursday, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine. We have since learned that among the 298 victims were leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange, as well as World Health Organization staffers and other activists en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
We are still reeling from last week’s news. The global HIV-AIDS community has suffered a devastating loss, and we join in solidarity with millions of others who have expressed their sadness and outrage at the apparent attack that took the plane down. Our resolve to emulate the victims’ commitment to fight for the rights and dignity of those living with HIV-AIDS here in Chicago, is now stronger than ever.
Ci3 extends its deepest condolences to all those affected by the tragedy.