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Anti-Racism Resource List
Diving into the world of anti-racism for the first time can be confronting. It may feel challenging to understand your place and where to begin with educating yourself. Luckily, there are endless resources online to help you learn about anti-racism work, dismantle the unconscious biases that exist within yourself, and take action to create a more just society. This document is a compilation of resources and educators that have and continue to help me.
Community Advocates Give Updates on Fight to Break Stigma and End HIV Epidemic
In partnership with the Gilead COMPASS Initiative, here’s a look at the realities, wins and challenges our grassroots partners are facing in their communities, from Texas to Florida and Alabama, among others.
The Out100 Readers' Choice Finalists Are Here
Out readers poured hundreds of submissions for the annual Out100 Readers' Choice category. And the finalists are in!
Below are the 10 most-nominated LGBTQ+ people — from influencers to activists, to performers, to artists — who have made a positive impact in 2023.
This Pride Month Be a Better Ally
In a time when communities nationwide are experiencing an onslaught of homophobia, inequality, racism, transphobia, and other forms of dehumanization it is crucial more than ever before for some of us to transform our allyship from “performative allyship” — or passive displays of support primarily focused on ourselves to intentional demonstrations of solidarity and support of others.
Performative allyship is the biggest pitfall to social justice and we need to solve it.
With the push for diversity, equity, and inclusion bustling now more than ever, also comes a bevy of threats to the cause — and performative allyship is just one of them.
Reforming Philanthropy With a Racial and Social Equity Lens
The coronavirus gradually spread throughout the world this year and altered many aspects of our lives.
Dear white People. Here is how you can help.
How white people can be better allies to the Black Community during times like this.
Why Criminalizing COVID-19 Would Only Hurt Public Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an unprecedented public health emergency—both in its rapid spread and the sweeping nature of some of the measures the federal and state governments have taken in response to it.
Once again, I am having to update “the talk” I have with my young men
Police cars are not the only thing we have to be on the lookout for.
Five Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your HIV Service Organization
Acknowledging intersectionality -- the reality that we live within a system of overlapping and interdependent privileges and disadvantages -- is a first step toward truly addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion at HIV service organizations.
Three Signs Your HIV/AIDS Organization Has a Racism Problem
There are many ways racism can show up in the workplace. But often, the most difficult one to address is tokenism.
Contigo Fund Orlando Strong Symposium
Daniel J. Downer moderates a panel discussion with Central Florida elected officials.
An Evening of Reflection and Promise
Daniel J. Downer speaking at One Orlando Alliance's, "An Evening of Reflection and Promise ."
Lift Every Voice
Lift Every Voice: A Conversation with Black Gay Advocates presented by GLAAD and MOBI as part of Global Black Gay Men Connect and Grindr first ever Digital Global Black Gay Pride.
Daniel J. Downer TV Appearance on Afro TV
POZ 100: Celebrating Black Advocates
Daniel J. Downer POZ 100 Honoree
HIV Treatment Works
Stigma, fear, and discrimination keep people from getting tested and treated for #HIV. Let’s #StopHIVStigma once and for all!
Facebook Communities Summit
Daniel J. Downer at the 2019 Facebook Communities Summit
Black Boardroom Leadership Institute (BBLI)
Daniel Downer speaking to 2022 BBLI Leadership Cohort
HRC Time to Thrive Youth Conference
Daniel J. Downer speaking at the 2018 HRC Time to Thrive Conference
The Bros In Convo Initiative
Daniel J. Downer at The Bros in Convo Initiative
Daniel J. Downer TV Appearance on Afro TV
Transportation Equity and Its Connections to HIV
Transportation Equity or the ability to move across your community has become ever important. Transportation equity must be incorporated into our everyday conversations, whether it is to your HIV provider, affordable grocery store, or safe-green space to exercise. Daniel J. Downer and Daniel D. Driffin discuss strategies to improve transportation equity and improve health outcomes.
5 Things in 15 Minutes/Equity
Daniel J. Downer and Bernadette Smith recap % good things happening in the world of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Our latest #NHASeverywhere story comes from The Bros in Convo Initiative based out of Central Florida. Their leadership development training for people of color with #HIV, a collaboration with Florida Health, is a powerful example of the collective efforts needed to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
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