Guardian Waits 12 Days To Tell Family Of Lillie’s Death [Media]

  DELAND, FL. - Retired educator Dr. Lillie Sykes White died on Dec. 31. 2020 and her guardian waited 12 days to tell her sister and niece.  The family is calling the Florida guardianship “a civil rights violation."  On January 22, 2021, Adam Walser from ABC Action News Tampa Bay reported on the new developments. Watch the WFTS piece: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/the-price-of-protection/guardian-waits-14-days-to-inform-family-members-of-their-loved-o...
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Press Release: Dr. Lillie Sykes White Dies Under Guardianship Without Loved Ones Knowing After Four Years In Lockdown

PRESS RELEASE DR. LILLIE SYKES WHITE DIES UNDER GUARDIANSHIP WITHOUT LOVED ONES KNOWING AFTER FOUR YEARS IN LOCKDOWN Florida case reveals the cruelty of unchecked power to isolate and exploit seniors in secrecy and under the guise of "protecting" them January 14, 2021 - DeLand, FL - After eight years of being attacked under a fraudulent guardianship and four years locked away from her loved ones, Dr. Lillie Sykes White died alone on December 31, 2020 at the age of 92. Her 85-year-old sister an...
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Death By Guardianship [Video]

After eight years of being attacked under a fraudulent guardianship and four years locked away from her loved ones, Dr. Lillie Sykes White died alone on December 31, 2020 at the age of 92. Her 85-year-old sister and upwards of fifty nieces and nephews were not told of her death at the time. This case, which is considered one of the most egregious in the country, reveals the cruelty of unchecked power to isolate and exploit seniors in secrecy and under the guise of "protecting" them.  In this vi...
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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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RELEASE: Videos for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

  PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release, January 23, 2020 Contact: Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, elderdignity(at)hotmail.com, 212-901-6913 ELDER DIGNITY RELEASES TRIO OF VIDEOS INCLUDING “SILENT TORTURE” MAKING LINK BETWEEN HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND GUARDIANSHIP Calls for Governor DeSantis to release Dr. Lillie Sykes White from forced isolation in Florida for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month NEW YORK, NY – On the heels of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Peace Week, and in c...
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RELEASE: The Forbidden Reunion [Video]

FLORIDA SENIOR ISOLATED FROM FAMILY OF 50 RELATIVES FOR THREE YEARS DESPITE VIDEO OF HER ASKING FOR HER SISTER, NIECES & NEPHEWS Guardian refuses to let anyone speak with her without a "passcode," court ignores motions, and care facility refused to disclose safety preparations for Hurricane Dorian DELAND, FL - On Friday, September 6, 2019, Dr. Lillie Sykes White turned 91. Her family of almost fifty people wanted to celebrate her. On video, released today, she said she wants to see her sis...
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The Deception of Protection [Video]

Elder Dignity & Power Living Media Release Video Explaining the Rising Crime of Adult Guardianship Exploitation  Features Top Elder Justice Advocates and Families Affected How much do you value freedom? Do you believe you have a choice in how you live your life? Don't be deceived... you could be the target of a rising crime that can render you a "non-person" within days, wipe out all of your assets and even sequester you away from loved ones. ©2019 Power Living Enterprises, Inc. Written...
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Two Years of Forced Isolation

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release, August 30, 2018 Contact: Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, elderdignity@hotmail.com, 212-901-6913 FLORIDA FLAGLER COUNTY COURT CONTINUES TO ENDORSE HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF A SENIOR 89-year-old African-American Woman Abducted and Isolated from Core Family for Two Years PALM COAST, FL - Today marks the two-year anniversary of the abduction of Dr. Lillie Sykes White in one of the most egregious elder exploitation cases in Florida. An overvi...
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“Trust Betrayed” Senate Hearing

On November 28, 2016, Elder Dignity Co-Founder Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy attended "Trust Betrayed: Financial Abuse of Older Americans by Guardians and Others in Power" U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing in Washington, DC. Watch the Hearing  
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My Vote Doesn’t Count

In this landmark 2016 election year, the Florida Elder Guardianship system is being used to silence seniors. Since 2012, Lillie has been caught in the Florida Elder Guardianship process which has been described as “Liquidate, Isolate, Medicate.” They are pressing hard to take away her last two remaining rights: the right to vote and the right to choose with whom to socialize – in essence, shutting out her family. The guardianship system is set up to protect the senior, but in this instance, ...
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