National Disability Awareness Celebration: Embracing Inclusion and Innovation
Please join us for a conversation on disability, equity, inclusion and employment with Haben Girma.
Girma is the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard University School of Law. An advocate for equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities, Girma travels the world consulting and public speaking, imparting the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Former President Barack Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Through storytelling, she helps people frame difference as an asset. Because of her disability rights advocacy, she has been honored by Obama, former President Bill Clinton and many others. In 2015, she was selected to introduce Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden at the White House 25th anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has been featured extensively in media around the world, including the BBC, NBC, Forbes, NPR and many others.
A reception will follow the presentation. Attendees are urged to RSVP so organizers can accommodate all guests.
The event is co-sponsored by the following campus partners: Academic Achievement and Access Center, Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, Department of Special Education, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, Office of Diversity & Equity, Office of Human Resources Management, Office of Institutional Compliance, Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Research & Training Center on Independent Living, School of Business, School of Social Welfare, and the Spencer Museum of Art.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Kansas sponsored events. Communication Across Realtime Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided for this event. If you require an accommodation in order to participate, please contact the ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility, 785-864-4946, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5 p.m. Oct. 5.