Celebrating Pride Month, Street Works Hosts Fourth Event In Its Conversation Series: ‘Pride, Prejudice and Punch’ on June 17

   June 2nd, 2021             Client News

Thrive SS Founder Daniel D. Driffin Headlines Virtual Community Conversation

Heading into June, it’s time to celebrate Pride Month and a time when punch becomes a key part of enjoying warmer weather.  Your favorite punch recipe would be pretty dull with only one ingredient and requires a diverse mix of items to ensure success. Celebrating an intensive focus on diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community, Street Works explores diversity within the Pride community for its bi-monthly community conversation event. This Pride Month, join a virtual discussion featuring Daniel D. Driffin, named one of the ‘100 LGBTQ Emerging Leaders to Watch’ by the National Black Justice Coalition. As the co-founder of THRIVE SS, a patient advocacy and support network offering resources for people of color living with HIV, his work to combat disparities, as well as improve education and advocacy with communities affected by HIV and AIDS are nationally recognized

Driffin was selected to speak at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and has received the Allen Thornell Advancement Award for his work. In addition to his role as a co-founder of the Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative, Driffin also served on the Fulton County HIAdvisory Committee.

WHAT:            Pride, Prejudice, and Punch: Ingredients to Combat Disparities within the

                        LGBTQIA+ Community and Improve Diversity and Education  

WHO:              Daniel D. Driffin, Co-founder of THRIVE SS

WHEN:            Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11 AM CDT / 12 PM ED

WHERE:         Virtual Event via WebEx

HOW:              RSVP to

Since 1997, Street Works has provided free, confidential HIV testing and supportive services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Nashville/Middle Tennessee area. With a mission to prevent the spread of HIV and provide care and supportive services for those infected and affected, the organization provides support through outreach, education, and advocacy in communities of greatest risk. In addition to serving those in need, Street Works increases awareness and prevention throughout the communities served by promoting its services that include prevention, education, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, Medical Case Management, Housing Case Management, Nutritional Services, Emergency Financial Assistance and Early Intervention Services.