From #DisabilityTooWhite trending on Twitter to tragic accusations of racing baiting, how do we create a more productive conversation about POCs (People of Color) with disabilities and their personal experiences with access issues within the disability context?
GUEST SPEAKER: Vilissa Thompson of Ramp Your Voice is the featured guest on Justice Beat: Let's Talk Smart! Quarterly Special Edition. Vilissa Thompson is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from Winnsboro, SC. Vilissa is the Founder & CEO of Ramp Your Voice!, an organization focused on promoting self-advocacy and strengthening empowerment among people with disabilities. Being a Disability Rights Consultant, Writer, & Advocate affords Vilissa the opportunity to become a prominent leader and expert in addressing and educating the public and political figures about the plight of people with disabilities, especially women of color with disabilities. Disability advocacy work is one of Vilissa’s purposes in life, and she’s thrilled to be living out her dream, one presentation and motivating speech, at a time.
Ms. Thompson will discuss personal access challenges she has faced as an individual with a disability as well as her perspective on the intersectional issues of race and access as well as inclusion, outreach, representation in the media and much more.
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