Join us for our next Storytelling event! As we head into October's celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness month we know that sharing stories of our experiences as disabled people is critical to creating workplaces that support us showing up authentically.
If society only knows one kind of story about disability, how does that create the misunderstandings, fears, and stereotypes that make our lives as disabled people difficult? How can we interrupt these myths through authentic storytelling and build more inclusive communities rooted in connections?
In this virtual event, we will hear stories of disabled leadership from four of our Members: Jessica Olson, Michele Lee, Whitney Hill, and Ken Jennings. We’ll listen as they open up about impactful moments in their lives.
This event was inspired by Civic Saturday gatherings, an intentional gathering to strengthen our social fabric, center challenges we are facing as a community and imagine new possibilities. Civic Saturdays are a program of Citizen University, an organization that is working to strengthen civic culture and democracy.
We were so inspired by this gathering that we decided to compile a resource list of more stories about disability, told by disabled people themselves. Please explore this list which, while by no means exhaustive, is emblematic of the power of authentic stories to challenge unacknowledged biases.
Once you register, you will have the option to add this event to your calendar. You will receive the Zoom link from staff the day before the event. ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided. Additional accommodation requests can be submitted via RSVP.
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