The Leon and Josephine Winkelman Lecture Series was established at the University of Michigan School of Social work by the Winkelman brothers - Stanley J., John, Frederick R., and Henry R. - as a memorial to their parents.
The lecture series provides a forum for the presentation of new and emerging knowledge from the social sciences and the helping professions in the field of gerontology and for the discussion of the applications of such knowledge to the development of social policy, the organization and management of social welfare services, and the delivery of social work services.
Angela K. Perone, PhD, JD, MSW, MA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, National Academy of Medicine, Fellow, U.S. Senate
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted and underscored caregiving issues across the globe. Many communities have adapted to new circumstances that require new approaches to caregiving. LGBTQ+ communities are no different. However, with a rich and unique history of caregiving from families of choice, LGBTQ+ communities offer important insights for caregiving for a larger population. To understand these possibilities, this discussion will provide a brief historical overview of LGBTQ+ caregiving, discuss key issues and hot topics, and conclude with a vision for the future.
Angela (Angie) K. Perone, PhD, JD, MSW, MA is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow through the National Academy of Medicine and currently serving as a staff member in the U.S. Senate. Upon completing this fellowship, Perone will join the faculty at the University of California Berkeley School of Social Welfare where she will also lead its Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services. Perone is a licensed attorney and interdisciplinary scholar. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and social services with a particular focus on healthy and equitable aging, caregiving, and rights construction among health and social service providers. Perone previously served as a civil rights attorney. During this time she engaged in trial and appellate advocacy, policy, and education on racial justice, health, and caregiving issues and oversaw a national LGBTQ+ Elder Law Program. She subsequently served as the founding Executive Director of SAGE Metro Detroit where she grew its annual budget from under $50,000 to over $750,000 in five years and helped to provide new services for LGBTQ+ older adults in Michigan. While in Michigan, she was appointed to serve two terms on Michigan's State Advisory Council on Aging.
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