UPLIFT,MOA, Inc. Bi-monthly Social and Reception, a Special Community Forum
Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Urban Professionals Leading in Florida and Tampa Bay, Inc. DBA, MOA hosts its bi-monthly meeting and a community forum to discuss topics that affect the wellbeing of GLBTIQ2-S and Allies, people of color and the broader community. The bi-monthly meeting is a first in a series to bring awareness and create an empowering, visible, safe, and engaging avenue for a community action plan.
This month's topic: “ Is Gay the new Black"?
Additional questions that will be explored.
A. Why is there no AA head of disease prevention groups in the Bay Area?
B. Why is funding for such issues not awarded to people of color groups?
C. Is the agenda of European GLBTIQ2-S people the same as people of color? Are they addressing our needs?
D. What can we do individually and collectively to address these issues?
Its already noted that the larger, primarily European GLBT community has used the play book of civil rights actions for years to achieve broad goals and "rights". But many are not aware that the original civil rights march was planned and coordinated by a African American gay man, Bayard Ruskin.
Today, GLBTIQ2-S African American and Caribbean African men and women fall behind in all areas of advancement, although some evidence suggests economically, less disparity exists as compared to the general AA population, nevertheless, 20-25% fall behind white counterparts with same experience and education. The disparites are ennomous in healthcare, with twice as much as their own ethnic group.
Come join leading and passionate members of the African American community as they explore these issues and more. The forums will present an awareness of beliefs that help and create barriers. Attendees will be offered an opportunity to join the organization.
Individuals with need may attend this event at no charge, please contact UPLIFT members at the event.
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Sponsored by the Federation of Families. Healthy Minds Hillsborough Inc. a 501 c 3 organization
The Federation of Families, Healthy Minds Hillsborough, dba FOF, Children’s Mental Health, is the bay area's leading family and consumer advocacy organization on policies, services and supports primarily for youth and children with emotional, behavioral and mental health care needs. The organization as a system of care partner works to improve access, promotes culturally competent and evidence informed/based practices for consumers in behavioral substance and mental health. Mental Health Parity is a key policy the organization stands for. Advocacy, Education, Leadership, Youth development, and family strengthening are the organizations guiding principles.
For more information about the program activities and opportunities to get involved, please contact the local office at 813-622-7930/813-220-9258 or join our facebook page FofHealthyminds or visit our website(currently under reorganization) www.federationoffamilies.org
The FOF/HC is supported by funding from the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.