With the #DonewithCOVID push to “open up” and “get back to business as usual,” Emily Blum can’t help but consider: At what cost does the push for productivity come, especially for people with disabilities? in her The Chicago Sun Times Op-Ed story.
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action; University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)’s Institute on Disability & Human Development, UIC Disability Cultural Center, and UIC Women’s Leadership & Resource Center; Disability Lead; National Network of Abortion Funds; and Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition hosted a webinar on how the fall of Roe v Wade directly impacts the disability community and what we can do to take action.
Disability Lead's network continues to lead in the face of an ever-changing world that threatens human rights daily. At the heart of our work, we ensure there are strong disability perspectives in leadership spaces because we believe that our leaders will change the world. By connecting our leaders to civic engagement opportunities, we believe our leaders can and will create solutions for our most intractable social problems because they are inherently disability issues. We want to celebrate our members’ successes and elevate their achievements. Here’s our Q3 update.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and for once in a long time, the state of disability employment is hopeful.
Disability Lead supported my growth in leadership and influence through creating opportunities and professional development that centers on my strengths, as well as connecting with mentors in the fields I’m in that can help me mature through developing new skill sets and opportunities based on my strengths.