When the HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the early 1980s, an HIV diagnosis was a virtual death sentence. Aging was not on the agenda and the medical, community, and philanthropic support structures for aging and HIV/AIDS were worlds apart.
Trust in philanthropy is eroding. Widening inequality is contributing to public fears and anxiety about the roles various types of institutions play in public life—be they philanthropy, government, business, or academia.
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to see firsthand the horrid and inhumane living conditions in which the migrants at our Southern Border find themselves.
In his book, The Wretched of the Earth, published in 1961, Frantz Fanon noted what he considered to be the necessary conditions for the overthrow of colonialism: “To tell the truth, the proof of success lies in a whole social structure being changed from the bottom up.”