GRIOT Circle

GRIOT Circle – an acronym for Gay Reunion in Our Time, and meaning storyteller and keeper of oral history in West African culture - was founded in 1996.  The organization has been based in Brooklyn for the past 24 years and remains the only staffed 501 c 3 organization in the country that exclusively serves the needs of LGBTQ elders of color. GRIOT Circle provides programs and services at the intersections of older age, gender, and sexual orientation/identity, and unapologetically centers race, social justice, and equity in all its methodologies. 

Our mission is to respond to and eliminate all forms of oppression, including: ageism, racism, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, poverty, xenophobia, and their intersections. We achieve this by providing health, wellness, advocacy, and leadership activities to remove isolation and fear, build community, as well as honor racial and ethnic traditions.

They are hiring a Case Manager! 

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