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Grown Folks Speak Out 2017: Multigenerational Reflections from LGBTQ/SGL Black Communities

Saturday, May 27  •  9:30–2:30 p.m.  •  Grand Hyatt Washington
Complimentary

9:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast
     
10 a.m.   Introductions and Acknowledgments
Dr. Imani Woody, President and CEO, Mary's House for Older Adults, Inc.
Earl Fowlkes, President/CEO, Center for Black Equity

Greetings
DC Councilmember Anita Bonds (invited)
Shannon Redd, Associate State Director – Advocacy & Outreach, AARP DC
Peter Rankin, Associate State Director – Advocacy & Outreach, AARP DC
     
10:30 – 11:10 a.m.   Panel 1: First Person Elders — Claiming Who We’ve Grown to Be

Moderator:
Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Ed.D., Senior Advisor and National LGBT Liaison/Senior Multicultural Leadership/ Community, State and National Affairs, AARP

Panelists:

Older Women
D. Magrini, Community Commitment & Training Coordinator, Whitman-Walker Health

Older Men
Wes Morrison, AARP Volunteer, Iona volunteer (invited)

Older Transmen
Kylar Broadus, Founder, Trans People of Color Coalition; Member Board of Directors, Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc.

Older Transwomen
Earline Budd, Pioneer Activist

Older Bi Men
ABilly Jones, Elder Statesman; former Board member, SAGE Metro DC
     
11:10 – 12:05 p.m.   Panel 2: Our Resilience: Spiritual, Mental and Physical Health

Moderator:
Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Ed.D., Senior Advisor and National LGBT Liaison/Senior Multicultural Leadership/ Community, State and National Affairs, AARP

Panelists:

Spirituality and The Church
Rev. Dyan Akousa McCray-Peters, ABA, BA Div., Founding Pastor Unity Fellowship Church

When They Go Low
Bishop Allyson D. Abrams, PhD., Pastor and Founder, Empowerment Liberation Cathedral
 
Mental Health Survivor’s Tools
Chris T, Spoken Word Poet, Advocate

The Case for Health and Wellness
Amari Pearson-Fields, PhD, MPH, Chief, Cancer Programs Division, Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease, Community Health Administration, DC Department of Health
 
Social Isolation and Caregiving in Our Community  
Courtney Williams, MS, Senior Aging Advocate, former DC Department of Aging Planning Executive

Preparing for Economic Security
Ernest “Chico” Rosemond, Attorney, Executive Volunteer Mary’s House for Older Adults 

     
12:05 – 12:40 p.m.  

Panel 3: And Still Like Air We Rise

Moderator:
Nii-Quartelai Quartey, Ed.D., Senior Advisor and National LGBT Liaison/Senior Multicultural Leadership/ Community, State and National Affairs, AARP

Panelists:

The Importance of Arts and Culture for Black Folks
Shawn Short BFA, MFA, Producer, Choreographer, Educator; Artistic Director/Founder, Dissonance Dance Theatre/Ngoma Center for Dance

An Entrepreneurial Spirit
Rev. Kay Chapman, Founder, In the Center of Worship Ministry

A “State” Perspective: Integrating Black/Gay/Aging Communities
Sheila Alexander-Reid, Director, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser

The Feeling of Black Pride: National and International
Earl Fowlkes, President/CEO, Center for Black Equity; Chair, Democratic National Committee LGBT Caucus

Legislation and the Future
Ashley Smith, Member Board of Directors, Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Peter Rankin, Associate State Director, AARP DC

     
12:40 – 1:40 p.m.  

Lunch with facilitated Roundtable Discussions

Help inform AARP DC and Mary’s House on the needs of the aging LGBTQ community by sharing your joys, concerns, and opportunities for improvement in a fun roundtable discussion on the following topics:

Outdoor spaces and buildings
Transportation
Housing
Social participation and respect
Civic participation and employment health and wellness
Safety and legal issues
Family
Economic security
Caregiving

     
1:40 –  2:10 p.m.  

Ted Talk and Discussion: Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan: A Queer Vision of Love and Marriage

Love is a tool for revolutionary change and a path toward inclusivity and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community.

     
2:10 – 2:30 pm.  

Next Steps and Closing
Dr. Imani Woody
Shawn Short


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