MHFOA news & updates


June 15, 2021| Issue 32
Mary's House for Older Adults continues to be committed to structures that empower Black Lives, because for usBLACK LIVES MATTER
always and all ways

A Good Time Was Had by All!

For Black Pride, MHFOA hosted a screening of Board Member Michelle Parkerson's film "A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde." Participants from California to Canada and parts in-between enjoyed the film and the BLM discussion afterwards about the importance of this Black Shero to the intersectionality of being Black, female and LGBTQ+/SGL.

Be on the look out for Michelle's upcoming documentary that tells the story of a group of Black LGBT Q+/SGL artists/activists that emerged during the 1980s. This was a time of phenomenal creativity and political ferment in Washington DC's Black Lesbian and Gay circles.
Dr. Imani Woody is a Legacy Pathfinder!
The Legacy Interviews is the newest American Society on Aging (ASA) Studios Production. This 12-week webcast series will feature interviews with diverse legendary pathfinders (which includes our own Dr. Imani) who have spent decades in the field of aging, health and social services. And in a special first-of-its-kind collaboration with the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, ASA is offering a digital badge for anyone who registers for and watches all 12 live programs.
LGBTQ+/SGL Elders and Public Health Panel
Join NCLR’s Imani Rupert-Gordon along with Dr. Imani Woody, President & CEO of Mary’s House for Older Adults; Dr. Julie Bates, Senior Advisor of LGBTQ Audience Strategy at AARP and others guests to discuss aging in the LGBTQ+/SGL community.
Dignity in Aging
Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus Hosts Pride Briefing

Opening remarks from Rep. Ted Deutch and informative presentations from Dr. Imani Woody, Michael Adams/ SAGE, Barbara Satin/NGLTF and Jay Toole/ Stonewall Survivor
MHFOA Board Member George Kerr, III Shares His Journey as a HIV Long Term Survivor
"As a member of the US HIV & AIDS Faith Coalition, I acknowledge today – June 5th as HIV Long-Term Survivor LTS Day. I am George Kerr III, and I graciously share my story as an HIV LTS of more than twenty five years. "
THE DC ELDERS HOPE PROJECT:
Housing Vouchers Available NOW!
CORONAVIRUS:  WE CAN STILL BE AT RISK OF BEING INFECTED WITH THE COVID VIRUS. PLEASE TAKE CARE.
CDC provides guidance on a variety of topics to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.