Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Advocacy Without Borders

"Encouraging ALL people to make a difference, regardless of their differences."

Founded in February 2014 as a non-profit community based organization, Advocacy Without Borders exists because ALL voices matter, and because all people deserve an opportunity to strive for growth and change.

Affirming that "stakeholders," "clients," "consumers," "patients," and/or "self-advocates" should be actively engaged in our own movements, we seek to promote social justice via collaborative partnerships (where allies are valued not above, but alongside the individuals for whom they are advocating), education, and community engagement.

We are a small, unpaid diverse team of advocates located in the US, but our interests are local, national, and global. We possess a myriad of skills and a broad range of expertise in several areas.

Our initial activities include grassroots community mobilization and awareness activities, public speaking, presentations, and qualitative research. Moreover, we provide regular information on community activities and resources to multiple audiences utilizing different methods of engagement, including technology, in our work.

Currently, Advocacy Without Borders' leadership coordinates the Save Ryan White Part D Initiative, a vast collaborative community project nationally endorsed by the AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth, and Families.