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Rocker Bono coming to Chicago to discuss AIDS, Africa

U2 singer Bono waves goodbye to the media after a September 2018 meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

U2 singer Bono waves goodbye to the media after a September 2018 meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. | Michel Euler/Associated Press

Bono will speak this week in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa.

The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He’ll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, who is also the club’s chairwoman.

Bono is co-founder of ONE, an advocacy organization that lobbies governments around the world to address poverty. He also co-founded RED, which partners with well-known brands to raise public awareness of AIDS. It has raised more than $500 million for AIDS prevention and treatment in Africa.

The discussion will be livestreamed on the club’s YouTube channel.