Level Up: From Ally to Accomplice

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Level Up: From Ally to Accomplice
Every marginalized group needs allies. People with disabilities are no exception. Last year, Unpuzzling Disability hosted Allyship 101, a workshop for professionals and family members, to introduce the important components of allyship: listening, supporting marginalized group agendas, amplifying voices, and sharing information learned directly from people with disabilities with other non-disabled people. For 2020, we are taking it to the next level!
From Ally to Accomplice aims to expand understanding of allyship by focusing on the ways that individuals, agencies, and systems can unintentionally replicate and maintain barriers to inclusion, justice, and self-determination for people with disabilities. Participants will use this knowledge to create clear objectives and action plans for future advocacy work. All workshop presenters are people with disabilities.
People with disabilities are invited to attend at no cost, as your input is needed to make this event successful. All others will pay a $25 registration fee (lunch is included). Registrants will receive a plain language summary of Allyship 101 in advance of the 2020 workshop. Participants from the 2019 workshop are encouraged to participate as this event builds on lessons learned.
Level Up: From Ally to Accomplice will be held January 22, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Public Advocacy building at 5 Mill Creek Park, Frankfort, KY 40601. Access the registration form at this link: https://bit.ly/34hW3fB .
Project Contact: Beverly.Harp@uky.edu
Unpuzzling Disability, a collective of self-advocates whose goals include community education, is funded by the UK Human Development Institute Fund for Excellence.
12-8-19