Elder Advocates Speak Up in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, FL. - Elder justice advocates in Florida and across the country traveled hundreds of miles to Tallahassee to speak for just one or two minutes at the Senate Committee on Judiciary meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. State Senator Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, sponsored SB 994 to increase protections for seniors under guardianship. The bill passed by a vote of 6 to 0. Advocates agree that the bill is a step in the right direction but much more is needed -- and faster. Lynn Sayle...
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OPEN LETTER to Governor Ron DeSantis

Please SIGN THE PETITION to Governor DeSantis to free Dr. Lillie Sykes White. For more on involuntary guardianships, watch The Deception of Protection and Silent Torture: Trafficking Through Guardianship. Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Founder of Elder Dignity.
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What If Madea Was Abducted? [Video]

The fictional character Madea is like a family member to millions. This video is a direct appeal to actor, producer and social activist Tyler Perry, calling for a creative approach to advocacy using the character to speak out against the separation and isolation of seniors and dependent adults for money. ©2020 Power Living Enterprises, Inc. Produced/hosted by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Released January 23, 2020, 17:54 min. Categories: Social Impact, Arts for Justice. PLEASE MAKE COMMENTS DIRECTL...
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Let America Be America Again [Video]

Artists cover important themes and hold a mirror up to society. Let America Be America Again is an Arts for Justice performance piece of the 1935 Langston Hughes poem that shines a light on the greed and oppression that existed, as well as being hopeful that we still can achieve the dream of equality and justice for all. It is presented by three generations of the Sykes-Kennedy family: Janie Sykes-Kennedy, Sheila Kennedy Bryant, James Scott Kennedy, Jr., Daniel Marsh Kennedy, and the host/prod...
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