G III Associates is working to becoming anti-racist
In the U.S., racism is white racial prejudice plus discrimination, and supported, on purpose or not, by institutional power, used to the advantage of whites and the disadvantage of other races. (Baltimore Racial Justice Action)
“Any attitude, action or institutional structure which subordinates a person or group because of their color . . . Racism is not just a matter of attitudes; actions and institutional structures can also be a form of racism.”
“Racism is different from racial prejudice, hatred, or discrimination. Racism involves having the power to carry out systematic discriminatory practices through the major institutions of our society.” -- from WHAT CURRICULUM LEADERS CAN DO ABOUT RACISM by Dr. Delmo Della-Dora, New Detroit, Inc. 1970
“Power + Prejudice = Racism.” --from DEVELOPING NEW PERSPECTIVES ON RACE, by Pat A. Bidol “In the United States at present, only whites can be racists, since whites dominate and control the institutions that create and enforce American cultural norms and values . . . blacks and other Third World peoples do not have access to the power to enforce any prejudices they may have, so they cannot, by definition, be racists.” --from EDUCATION & RACISM, National Education Association. 1973 “Racism and white racism mean the same thing, if we are referring to practices of major institutions and dominant societal patterns in the United States today . . . White people are in the majority in the country . . . Thus, government, business, industry, unions, churches, educational and other institutions are almost always dominated by white people. When you combine power with racial discrimination, the result is racism.”
Racism is race prejudice plus power. (Definition, by People’s Institute. Also “white supremacy”)
People's Institute for Survival & Beyond Undoing Racism/Community Organizing Adult Training, October 15-16 2016. The workshop allowed us to look beyond the surface and consider the systemic oppression, even as they influence our community. In the two-day, we were to unpack allot of knowledge which made us uncomfortable. By stepping out of your comfort zone, you can understand a person point of view
We formulated and adapted these guiding principles for its harm reduction philosophy;
Accepts that illicit (and licit) drug use and high-risk sexual behavior are part of the community and we choose to work to minimize the harmful effects.
Recognizes that the realities of poverty, class, racism, social isolation, past trauma, gender, sexual orientation bias, and other social inequalities affect a persons capacity for effectively dealing with harmful situations and practices.
Will continue to educate on the realities of harm-causing behaviors and practices; recognizing that the type and nature of harm is ever changing and that only through real understanding can real solutions be discovered. We seek to establish policies that stress improvement to the quality of community life and the well being of its residents.
Affirms that substance abusers as well as persons engaging in high-risk sexual activity are the primary individuals that we need to reach for reducing the harm to themselves and the community.
G III Associates is available to coordinate panelists and speakers for events centered around harm reduction which can also include the facilitation of video for panel discussion
G III Associates is guided by CMCS Informational Bulletin Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Coverage of Housing-Related Activities and Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
We also use the DC Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
The 1990s have seen an explosion of alternative facilities providing housing and services for older people (1). The alternatives were primarily composed of care facilities-nursing homes and intermediate care facilities-subsidized apartments, and a few apartment buildings. In the late 1990s, health care providers began to experience a new level of demand in the form of healthier seniors wanting to house that was more compatible with their needs.
Communal housing opens up new alternatives for LGBTQ/SGL elders to control their lives to live as independently as possible, as long as possible, eliminating social isolation. Communal housing sets older adults up for success and helps them achieve their full potential in the last 20-30 years of life. LGBTQ/SGL Communal housing living arrangements support individual’s well-being physically, socially, and emotionally and offers aging adults a way to live among people with whom they share a common bond of age and experience—an entirely new way to house themselves with dignity, independence, safety, mutual concern, and fun.
G III Associates is available to coordinate panelists and speakers for events centered around LGBT Affirming Housing and Health Issues, which can also include the facilitation of video for a panel discussion