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Global Gathering: People with disabilities #1

Global Gathering: People with disabilities #1

Tuesday July 12 2022, 9:00 AM CDT
@ Zoom

How can communities stop "helping" and instead include their neighbors with disabilities?

If I have a disability, I am often defined by what I can't do and seen only in terms of needing "help" or support. Neighbors and community builders can have a huge impact on how people with disabilities are included in their community. And in turn, people with disabilities have many assets to offer their community. Let's gather together in conversation and explore how the power of invitation can promote everyone being involved. People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to join the conversation.

Register here. There is no cost to register.

What is a Global Gathering?

Global Gatherings are NOT webinars or presentations. They are opportunities for members and guests of ABCD in Action to engage in meaningful conversations. We don't have the answers to the questions we propose, but we'll provide a space for you to share your stories, ideas, and questions. Our hosts will guide you through a series of questions in small groups in order to help you think together about the questions we propose.

At the end of our scheduled time together, you are invited to stick around for the "lounge", a chance to just hang out for 15 minutes and talk about whatever is important to you.

Co-hosts for this Global Gathering

  • Allison Lourash, United States
  • Deb Wisniewski, United States

Register here. There is no cost to register. We will be hosting two Global Gatherings that focus on the same question. Please register for only one of these. Please use this Time and Date Converter to double-check the date and time in your part of the world.


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