september, 2021

24sep5:00 pm7:00 pmActivate your Advocacy Skills - Session 15:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Join us online for this 2-day forum, and hear real stories from people with disabilities who will share how they effectively advocate for their needs. This is a great chance to listen to guest speakers, panel discussions and interact with others in fun interactive breakout sessions. This event is ideal for peers and their families!
FRIDAY: Keynote speaker, Tara Moss, will be joining us to talk about advocating for yourself. Tara is an outspoken advocate for the rights of women, children and people with disabilities. She has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and as of 2013 is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, and has visited Australian hospitals, maternity wards and schools as well as Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon in her UNICEF role. She works to dismantle stigmas around mobility aid use through her writing and at her Instagram page Tara and Wolfie.

SATURDAY: Author and activist, Emily Ladau will be starting things off for this session. Emily’s career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. She’s the Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog, a platform dedicated to amplifying authentic narratives on the disability experience through an intersectional lens. Emily is also the author of Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally, and has been published in outlets including The New York Times, SELF, Salon, Vice, and HuffPost.

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Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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