Webinar: Accessibility and Disability Inclusion in Progressive Organizing

Start: May 25, 2017 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

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Join us for a webinar on Thursday, May 25th on the intersection of organizing and disability rights advocacy. This webinar is meant to be a practical guide to making your organizing more accessible and inclusive for folks with disabilities.

The webinar will cover both digital and online actions including how to create more inclusive outreach strategies as well as best practices for more accessible on the ground events.

The webinar will be led by Tara Ayres and Jacqueline Raposo.


Tara Ayres has over 30 years of professional experience with disability access and inclusion, reaching back prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She was responsible for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the precursor to the ADA) for the largest Wisconsin state agency. She was trained and certified by Access Wisconsin as a facility access surveyor. She worked on ADA implementation for the two largest Wisconsin state agencies.

In addition to her professional experience with accessibility, Ms. Ayres has many years of non-profit and community volunteer experience with disability rights. She coordinated disability access for the January 2017 Women’s March in Oakland, CA.

Jacqueline Raposo is a journalist and the founder of #MarchingWithMe, a campaign launched with Suffering the Silence (STS), a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to leveraging the power of art, media, and storytelling to raise awareness around the life experience of people living with chronic illnesses.

Recognizing that many people with chronic illness and disability cannot physically protest at marches and rallies, #MarchingWithMe organizes partnerships of ongoing advocacy between Supporters in our community and able-bodied Marchers. Marchers wear a small photo banner of their Supporter at protest events and then increase digital advocacy by posting experiences on social media with the #MarchingWithMe hashtag.

Together, we march for a stronger, more inclusive future.

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