Black Disabled Lives Matter (Part 1): A National Outlook from Thought Leaders

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020
1:00 PM CDT - 2:00 PM CDT

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Dr. Donna Walton and Janet LaBreck, leaders in the Disability Community, discuss the experiences of Black Disabled Americans and the impact multiple prejudices have on their lives. This two-part series will help the audience develop an understanding of how multiple identities – such as disability, race and gender expression – intersect to shape a person’s experience within the structures and systems of our society as well as within each of these communities. Audience members will learn to identify the power they hold in the workplace and community as well as actions they can take to be in solidarity with others. Participants will find resources for developing skills around identifying and challenging their own implicit biases. This discussion will be moderated by Lori Becker, Chief Operating Officer of Starkloff Disability Institute, and Melissa Brickey, Executive Director of Diversity Awareness Partnership.

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Starkloff Disability Institute


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