As an organization committed to both disability leadership and disability justice, Disability Lead’s work is inextricably connected to racial justice. It is imperative if we envision a world in which people with disabilities lead with power and influence, and work to ensure that all of us are able to show up and lead with our whole selves. The path forward acknowledges and addresses the ways in which white supremacy and other oppressive systems are inclusive of ableism and impact our culture, structures, and programs.
Today we launch the Collab, a space for people who work on and care about racial equity and for people who work on and care about disability justice to think and work together. Our goal is to provide a platform and community where members can build relationships, learn from each other, and collectively tackle problems and issues that face our communities.
Juneteenth offers a moment for personal and organizational reflection and reckoning.
We are so excited to reintroduce ourselves to the world as Disability Lead.
Today we celebrate the birthday and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we remember his words that compel us to act, to use our voice, and to do what is right.