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

Black History Month Embracing Intersectionality: A Conversation about Race and Disability
Black History Month Embracing Intersectionality: A Conversation about Race and Disability

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Date

Feb 15 2023

Time

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Register here: https://massfamilies-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdeqtqzosGdaFTRR7bFO3Hr3yeqlz6LY7

Please join us for a virtual event in honor of Black History Month with a panel discussion led by members of the Black Disability Community. The panel will comprise of both Black self-advocates and family members that support those with disabilities discussing their lived experience.

Panelists:

  • Gyasi Burks-Abbott: LEND Program faculty, writer, public speaker, autism self-advocate serving on boards, committees, and commissions of several autism and disability organizations.
  • Firdosa Hassan: Pharmacist, immigrated from Somalia, Boston representative for Muhsen.org for Muslim outreach, and mother of a daughter with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Lesa Antoine: Librarian, Family Leadership Graduate, Charting the LifeCourse Ambasador, immigrant single mother of a daughter with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Lisa A Sims: MassFamilies board member, Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador, Supported Decision Making advocate, single mother of an adult son with disabilities with her own disability challenges.
  • Paloma Fernandes: Neurodivergent, Cabo Verdean, disabled, Social Worker, LSWA, MassFamilies board member, Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador, and mother to neurodivergent children.

Moderators:

  • Phelicha Berdet, Health and Disability Linkage Coordinator at DPH
  • Jevon Okundaye, Author, Self-Advocate, & MAC Fellow
  • Lia Okundaye, Sibling & Mental Health Advocate

 

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Black History Month Panel Webinar flyer

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