The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities and the Disability Studies Minor are co-hosting a Disability Issues Legislative Roundtable at UTA. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about how to do legislative advocacy and to share your views on pressing issues for disability communit(ies). It comes with a free lunch and the opportunity to meet a number of key disability rights advocates.
SPACE LIMITED TO 40 UTA STUDENTS. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE AT: bit.ly/RYVArlington
· Policy & issues discussions focusing on improving opportunities & independence of people with disabilities by Dennis Borel, CTD
· Legislative advocacy, Your Voice & creating effective change by Chase Bearden, CTD
· Practical advocacy by Alison Mohr, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and former legislative staffer
· Open discussion to allow us to interact directly with you on what you see as the issues facing the disability community by Laura Perna, CTD
“Raise Your Voice” roundtables connect diverse groups of Texans with disabilities, disability advocates and advocacy leaders. Together, we aim to improve advocacy capacity, expand influence and identify ways to collaborate and create positive change.