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Daniel J. Downer

Daniel J. Downer is the executive director of the Bros in Convo Initiative, which builds community, elevates black and brown voices, and promotes and protects the well-being of young men of color in central Florida. Through his work with various community initiatives and organizations, Daniel has led community conversations on -- and facilitated community education campaigns specifically addressing -- structural racism, health equity, and LGBTQ+ issues.

Latest by Daniel J. Downer

Diverse employees in an HIV organization
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Five Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Your HIV Service Organization

Many HIV service organizations need to grow and change, and that means becoming more reflective of the communities they serve, from bottom to top. Here's some advice on how to get there.

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Three Signs Your HIV/AIDS Organization Has a Racism Problem

Tokenism, a form of racism, is pervasive in the U.S. -- particularly within HIV organizations whose mission is to serve people of color.