Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:00am Eastern Time (Washington, DC)
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Description:Disability is a natural part of the human experience. In addition, people who are deprived of opportunities, resources or safety, for example, experience disability at higher rates than people in well-resourced and safe communities. Discrimination against disabled people harms all of us, especially people in marginalized communities. There are laws, policies, practices and advocacy that safeguard the rights of disabled people and ensure that disabled people have access, resources and support needed to survive and thrive.
This session will offer various perspectives on disability and ableism; provide information about disability rights and trends in disability advocacy; and offer concrete ways that people around the globe can ensure that disabled people are valued and centered in all types of advocacy. Participants will learn how to identify ways to expand existing structures to be more inclusive of disabled people and create new methods of inclusivity.