March 27, 2023


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Allies in Action roundtable discussion: A conversation about Disability Pride Month

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Hosted by ABC7’s Karina Nova, Disability Satisfaction is a roundtable dialogue that highlights 3 top voices representing advocacy for incapacity in Bay Space.

Panelists share their ideas on a spectrum of topics ranging from the language applied to tackle incapacity, and entry to healthcare, to inclusive design and style, hidden disabilities as properly as ableism. ABC7 hosts this dialogue to mark Disability Pleasure Month, and to carry recognition to the newest developments in the incapacity area.

Our panelists for this discussion are:

Susan Mazrui, Earth Institute on Disability

Susan is the Board Chair of the Earth Institute on Disability. She is a most cancers survivor, who is visually impaired as a condition resulting from Numerous Sclerosis. WID is effective in communities and nations around the globe to do away with limitations to total social integration and enhance employment, economic safety, and overall health care for folks with disabilities.

Bonnie Lewkowicz, Bay Spot Outreach and Recreation Plan (BORP)

Bonnie has labored for much more than 40 decades advocating for and building elevated obtain to athletics and outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. She authored many books on accessible path methods such as, A Wheelchair Rider’s Guide: San Francisco Bay and Nearby Coast, and produced two internet sites. BORP seeks to boost the health, empowerment and social integration of bodily disabled people of all ages by participation in leisure, health and fitness, and sports actions by supplying obtainable sporting activities and recreation for young children and adults in the increased San Francisco Bay Space.

Beth Smith, By way of the Looking Glass (TLG)

Beth is a Medical Supervisor and certified medical social worker who has labored at By the Looking Glass for 26 many years. Via the Wanting Glass supplies in depth counseling products and services to little ones, teenagers, grownups, and family members. TLG is a pioneer in accomplishing study and delivering instruction and services for families in which a youngster, mother or father or grandparent has a disability or clinical issue.

For suggestions on how you can consider motion, test out our Disability Justice useful resource page.

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