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Embracing Intersectionality

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CELEBREMOS NUESTRAS RAICES, NUESTRA HERENCIA Abrazando la interseccionalidad: una conversación sobre la raza y la discapacidad

CELEBRATING OUR ROOTS, OUR HERITAGE
Embracing Intersectionality: a conversation about race disability

9/27/2023

Una discusión virtual compuesta de miembros de la comunidad hispana en observación del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Muchísimas gracias a nuestro panel de invitadas quienes compartieron sus experiencias únicas y logros viviendo como una persona o pariente de una persona con discapacidades.

A virtual conversation with a panel comprised of members of the Hispanic community in observation of Hispanic Heritage Month. Many thanks to our guest panelists who shared their unique experiences and achievements living as people or relatives of people with disabilities.

PANELISTAS / PANELISTS:
🎤 Cristina Cortez
🎤 Consuelo Perez
🎤 Ruth Santiago

PRIDE MONTH: Connecting LGBTQ+ and Intellectual/Developmental Disability Families across the Rainbow

6/14/2023

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS) and MassFamilies teamed up for a virtual event panel discussion led by members of the LGBTQ+ Disability Community. The panel was comprised of both LGBTQ+ self-advocates and family members that support those with disabilities discussing their lived experience.

Moderator:
🏳️‍🌈 Madeline Stump (she/her)

Panelists:
🏳️‍🌈 Pauline Bosma (she/her)
🏳️‍🌈 Eddie Harriel Jr. (he/him)
🏳️‍🌈 Meri Viano (she/her)
🏳️‍🌈 Nora Johnsen (she/her)
🏳️‍🌈 Heather Johnsen (she/her)
🏳️‍🌈 Fran Hladysz (he/him)
🏳️‍🌈 Margaret Hladysz (she/her)

Related resources:
For more information about the Rainbow Groups that Pauline, Fran, Nora, and Eddie are involved with: https://www.wearemass.org/rainbow-group

To read the guidebook written by Pauline, Fran, and Nora: https://rainbowguidebook.com/

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month – Embracing Intersectionality: a conversation about race disability

5/24/2023

MassFamilies, with the support of The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, hosted a virtual panel discussion led by members of the Asian Disability Community. The panel was comprised of both Asian self-advocates and family members that support those with disabilities discussing their lived experience.

Panelists
🎤 Arlene Leung
🎤 Xiao Yan Zhang
🎤 Mona Roy
🎤 Paulak Roy
🎤 Dara Sok
🎤 Ruchi Khanna

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Embracing Intersectionality – A Conversation about Race and Disability

2/15/2023

This virtual event in honor of Black History Month featured a panel discussion led by members of the Black Disability Community.

Panelists:
🎤 Gyasi Burks-Abbott
🎤 Firdosa Hassan
🎤 Lesa Antoine
🎤 Lisa A Sims
🎤 Paloma Fernandes

Moderators:
🎤 Phelicha Berdet
🎤 Jevon Okundaye
🎤 Lia Okundaye

MassFamilies would like to thank our partners The Arc of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council for co-hosting this event with us!

MassFamilies is committed to initiatives that train and empower BIPOC Family Leaders to design and deliver peer-to-peer trainings that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for their communities.

View our full Commitment to Diversity Statement

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