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History Center to Host "The Intersection of Race and Disability"

Nov 2, 2022 - Nov 2, 2022 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heinz History Center

In Jan. 2022, the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium launched The Intersection of Race Disability Project, which shares the stories of five Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) Western Pennsylvanians, whose lives are affected by issues facing their communities.

During this free hybrid program, project scholar Alonna Carter-Donaldson will deliver an overview of the project, followed by a panel discussion. It will explore the intersection of race and disability and the need for attaining human and civil rights, moderated by Melva Fair, CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS). It will feature advocates championing equity, including project narrators, stakeholders, and WPDHAC advisory and steering committee members.

The panelists include:

  • Tina Calabro, disability issues writer, WPDHAC Steering Committee.
  • Guy Caruso, Ph.D., Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Western Office, WPDHAC Steering Committee.
  • Chaz Kellem, program manager, Enterprise Equitable Health Institute; president, Achieva Board of Directors.
  • Brian McKinney, son of Marilyn McKinney and co-founder, Collective Wealth Partners.
  • Florence Reed, co-founder of Working Women with Disabilities and CLASS board member.

This hybrid program is free to attend in person or virtually. Light refreshments will be available.

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