George Kerr III is a nationally renowned community activist and former grassroots nonprofit executive. For more than 27 years, he continues to be seen as a leader in the fight for social justice in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area. He has been thriving with HIV for over 25 years.
Mr. Kerr established G III Associates, LLC, committed to advocating, educating, and collaborating for social justice through harm reduction. It's moto: Together, we can build a healthier community.
Mr. Kerr serves as the Moderator for the Presbyterian HIV Network, PHEWA, PC (USA), and is an Elder at Westminster DC.
Mr. Kerr is active with the DC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Community Partner Council (CPC). He is the Co-community lead for the Drug User Health (SIG) and the Faith Spirituality HIV working group.
Mr. Kerr serves on the Board of Director of Mary's House for Older Adults and Chairs its Policy, Advocacy, and Outreach Committee.
Mr. Kerr is the founder of DC Fights Back, an all-volunteer network of people working to engage themselves and our communities in issues that affect District residents by advocating, educating, and collaborating for social justice.
Mr. Kerr has a long and committed history of effectively working with some of the District's most prominent health service providers and has motivated hundreds of individuals to advocate for those who the stigma of HIV and substance abuse has silenced.
2016 Rodney Taylor Community Service Award from Inner Light Ministries
2013 Outstanding Community Service by Inner Light Ministries,
2012 Whitman Walker AIDS Walk Award, Washington DC
1992 National Defense Medal, Pentagon, Arlington VA
1989 Good Conduct Award onboard the USS Nimitz
1988 Sailor of the Month onboard the USS Nimitz
1986 Navy Achievement Medal, Naval Air Station Cecil Field FL
The Interfaith Health Platform(IHP) is an International multi-religious collaborative space for capacity building, awareness-raising, and joint advocacy among faith groups, organizations, and community engagement in HIV and AIDS. It offers access to best practices and resources developed by faith groups. Virtual HIV Interfaith Conference Resilience and Renewal: faith in the HIV response Interfaith and conference planning core group
The DC Community Partnership Council (CPC) is an active contributor to The DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR), one of the center's hallmarks. The Community Partnership Council contributes directly to providing guidance to DC CFAR leadership, participating in pilot award application reviews, and ensuring representation to provide community perspectives. Community Co-Leader for Drug User Health (SIG). Community Co-Leader for the Faith, Spirituality, and HIV (WG)
Building Rhythm Thru Recovery at Westminster DC (BRTR) seeks to implement Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) education and training.
The DC Senior Advisory Coalition (SAC) seeks to be a unifying voice, advocating to improve the quality of life for and with older adults in the District of Columbia. As a reflection of our dedication to improving the lives of seniors, our efforts are all-encompassing, working with the Department of Aging & Community Living to improve housing, nutrition, and transportation for seniors across Washington, DC.
Mary's House for Older Adults, Inc. is to create independent, communal housing for older adults that eliminates the intense isolation experienced due to aging, subtle and not so subtle discrimination and intolerance based on one's sexual/gender identity or orientation. Mary's House will be a model and set the standard for future housing of its kind, that is, to create a living environment that celebrates and honors the 'whole person' as they age, no matter who they are.
The Presbyterian HIV Network(PHIVN) welcomes those who advocate with and care for PLW and their families. We encourage the Church to live out Jesus' ministry of love and justice. A representative on the Presbyterian Health, Education, and Welfare Association (PHEWA) board (Presbyterian Church (USA).
The Places of Worship Advisory Board (POWAB) is a collection of many different District of Columbia and regional faith leaders, public health workers, businesses, and community advocates working to build leadership, interfaith support, provide spiritual guidance to people, and promote whole-person health for individuals, families, and communities. The vision: To connect people and communities to resources and support whole-person health in mind, body, and spirit
DC Fights Back is an all-volunteer network of people working to engage ourselves and our community with issues that effects DC residents by advocating educating, and collaborating for social justice.