Archive for December, 2013

Posted on 12/13/2013 at 11:44 am

If we housed Dasani…

I was surprised how affected I was by The New York Times series on Dasani, the young girl growing up in a City “family” homeless shelter in Brooklyn. I say that because for 23 years I’ve seen my share of family tragedy and anguish resulting from poverty, homelessness, violence and dashed dreams. I thought I [...]

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Posted on 12/06/2013 at 3:57 pm

Our Heroes

There are few who have spoken as eloquently about poverty, racism and incarceration as Nelson Mandela. His words echo true for all of us at Bailey House:  “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and [...]

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Posted on 12/02/2013 at 4:11 pm

Let’s End AIDS Now By Talking About Poverty, Racism, Homophobia, Sexism….

Bailey House CEO Gina Quattrochi speaking at the World AIDS Day rally in Times Square on 12/1/13. We’ve all heard the phrases “get to zero”, “an AIDS-free generation”, “test and treat” – they are, I fear, hopeful but empty promises. I say that because in the last two weeks, I have attended three different high-level [...]

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