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 Volume 15, Issue 23
June 10, 2020
Race Equity Resources
We stand united in our condemnation of racism and our support of police reform and the equitable access to quality health care, jobs, and education, needed to ensure people of all ages have the safety, security and opportunity to be valued by their communities and country.  Visit Generations United's page on race equity for our full statement and a growing list of related intergenerational resources.

Zoom Conversation: Intergenerational Spaces and COVID-19 
Join Generations United and on Friday, June 12 at 3 PM ET for our next Zoom conversation. 
This meeting will focus on how intergenerational spaces such as co-located programs, libraries, community centers, and others are responding during the crisis and what these places may look like in the future. In this interactive session, we will hear from innovative leaders in the field and have the opportunity to engage in group discussion.
Register today

Visit Generations United's COVID-19 page and follow our social media accounts for resources and updates on intergenerational issues and COVID-19 and resources for grandfamilies.
Pride in Place
The Pride parades may be cancelled, but Pride is something that lasts all year long. This June,  join @SAGEUSA for #PrideInPlace - a celebration of the LGBT pioneers who paved the way for generations to come.  Get involved by hosting a virtual SAGE Table or joining the SAGEConnect program.  Find resources and learn more
Launch of Oasis Everywhere 
Our friends at Oasis have launched a new website offering live online courses. features a listing of web-based classes on a wide range of topics incluidng art, health and wellness, and social justice.
Learn more.
Culture United
Watch Just Mercy, Selma, and other movies about racism, social injustice and civil rights
A number of powerful movies about racism, social injustice and civil rights that can spark intergenerational conversations are available for free on many streaming platforms including Just Mercy and Selma. This article from Insider provides a list of some of the films and where you can access them. Learn more.

Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions?  we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Cool Ideas
Intergenerational Dialogue and Community-Based Forum Theatre
In her article Intergenerational dialogue: Connecting youth and older adults in urban spaces through community-based forum theatre, Christina Parker of the University of Waterloo presents a qualitative research project that drew on arts-based approaches to examine how dialogue between youth and older adults in a community-based theatre education program sought to lessen intergenerational and intercultural divides. The article offers practical suggestions for community educators in diverse urban settings, particularly in the use and application of the arts.

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration.
Tweets of the Week

A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters
Generations United thanks the Kraemer Family Library for renewing their membership.  Together, we are building a world that values all generations!  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society . If you're an organization, join us !

Upcoming Events

American Society on Aging Future Proof Chat Sessions: Anti-Racism and Pro-Aging: A Stonewall Legacy. 
Join ASA for an important conversation about the intersection between the fight for equality and justice and serving the aging community. This timely and important conversation will be led by key leaders of ASA who are both gay men, Board Chair and CEO of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders) Michael Adams and ASA CEO Peter Kaldes. What is the central role that dismantling white supremacy and fighting for racial justice has in our work to improve the lives of older people in this country? Today's struggle can, and must, redeem the brave sacrifices of so many who fought valiantly for civil rights throughout history and echo the voices of those who fought for LGBTQ liberation at Stonewall. Online 4 PM ET. June 10, 2020. Register Today

ZERO TO THREE State of Babies: 2020 Virtual Release Event.
New data this year shows that even among states with high averages, significant disparities exist in the opportunities available to babies of color to thrive, as well as those in families with low-income, and in urban or rural areas. Now as our country faces an unprecedented crisis, policymakers and advocates can use the data to identify and advance policies that produce the near-term support and long-term stability that babies and families need.  Join the virtual release event on June 11, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 ET featuring ZERO TO THREE's Chief Policy Officer, Myra Jones-Taylor, and CEO of Robin Hood, Wes Moore. Register Today. 
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
Our Town Grant. This Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. Deadline for Part 1: Aug. 6, 2020. Learn more.

Internet Access Support for Students in 50 Cities. Mobile Beacon's Connect for Success Student Access Donation Program was created to offer schools in 50 cities across the United States the laptops and mobile Internet access they need to help students struggling to keep up.  Deadline: Ongoing.  Learn more and apply today.  

Grassroots Community Organizing in the Midwest Supported. The Needmor Fund's Core Grants program focuses on supporting grassroots community organizing in the Midwest. Support is provided to grassroots, membership-based community organizations that are democratically led, engaged in direct action campaigns, and committed to leadership development. Deadline: June 30, 2020. Learn more.

Request for Proposals. RRF Foundation for Aging is accepting proposal applications for its next grant cycle. RRF recently completed a strategic planning process that sharpened their commitment and focused its grant making on four priority areas: Caregiving, Economic Security in Later Life, Housing and Social and Intergenerational Connectedness. LOI Deadline: June 15, 2020. Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five
This resource from ZERO TO THREE provides thoughts and guidelines for talking about the complex issues of racism and equality in age-appropriate ways with children aged two to five years of age. Learn more.

Intergenerational Programs and Physical Distancing. This guide by Generations United includes ideas and solutions on how intergenerational professionals can adapt programs and activities and create new intergenerational connections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more .

COVID-19 Fact Sheets in English and Spanish. These fact sheets from Generations United provide information for grandfamilies to stay healthy, informed and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.

The Best of Both Worlds: A Closer Look at Creating Spaces that Connect Young and Old.   This report from Generations United and The Eisner Foundation includes actionable ways to boost the number of intergenerational shared sites around the country.  Learn more .

New Interactive Toolkit: Connecting Generations in Senior Housing. This toolkit, developed by Generations United and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston with funding from RRF Foundation for Aging, is now a website with downloadable resources. It was designed specifically to help senior housing organizations plan and implement high-quality intergenerational programs that will benefit residents and young people in their communities. Visit the site.

A Place to Call Home: Building Affordable Housing for Grandfamilies.   This sixth edition of the annual State of Grandfamilies in America report detailed the housing challenges these families face and highlighted innovative programs that offer potential for nationwide expansion. Learn more.
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Somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany
Now we right the wrongs in history
No one can win the war individually
It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people's energy
Welcome to the story we call victory

~Lyrics from Glory by Common and John Legend from Selma (Music from the Motion Picture)

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