Thank You MacKenzie Scott!

Virtual Education Week Event: October 6, 2021

Advancing Equity, Inclusion and Access to Quality Education

Through Culturally Appropriate Special Education Advocacy Resources and Training for Black Families and Black Students with Disabilities

Alongside Education Week, we hosted an important conversation that focused on advancing equity, inclusion, and access to quality education for children at the intersection of Blackness and disability.

Part 1

Easterseals CEO Angela F. Williams moderates a panel with:

Each panelist discusses the work they are doing to support students with disabilities in the classroom.

Part 2

Williams moderates a panel with three representatives from Easterseals’ Collaborative on Racialized Disabilities (CORD) project:

Dr. Mildred Boveda, Dr. Maleka Donaldson and Dr. Aubry Threlkeld. Here, the group shares their research and action plan on improving access to special education resources for families of Black children and youth with disabilities.

Part 3

National Easterseals board member and journalist Tetiana Anderson moderates a panel of advocates and parents highlighting the importance of CORD’s work on a personal level. Panelists will include attorney and disability advocate Eve Hill and parents and disability advocates Yetta Myrick and Nanfi Lubogo.

Learn more about all of our speakers here.

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