A brief summary of Emily's recognition for the Field and MacArthur Foundations name Emily Blum a 2022 Leader for a New Chicago. An award that empowers disability work in Chicago.
A Black enby person sharing their struggles with mental health and although the world is against them. They continue to exist and take up space, through sharing habits and resources that have helped them.
The unchecked ableism in our society makes it so that some prosper and some people who sit at the intersections of identities, like Risa Rifkind, have a nearly impossible path toward any kind of power and prosperity. Why? Because the systems are built by the people who benefit from them. But it's time for that to end. Risa explores this through her experiences.
A recap of our DISABILITY POWER SERIES episode, A Conversation on Art, Disability, and the Body including a video and conversation highlights.
A seasoned leader with a disability, Ann works at the American Medical Association as the Head of Organization Development and Learning. Her deep expertise in management coaching and development, team effectiveness, training development and delivery, large-scale change, and mergers and integration will serve Disability Lead well as the organization continues to evolve and grow.
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.