2023 Leadership Awards Gala

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2023 Leadership Awards Gala

Join us for the 2023 Leadership Awards Gala on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm Eastern

By American Association of People with Disabilities

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Date and time

Thursday, April 20 · 3:30 - 4:30pm PDT



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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

We are excited for you to join us for the 2023 AAPD Leadership Awards Virtual Gala on Thursday, April 20th at 6:30pm Eastern!

Tickets are FREE to attend this virtual event! Open captioning, ASL, and audio description will be provided.


Featuring Special Guests and Honorees:

  • AAPD Corporate Leadership Award: Tim Myers, Chief Executive Officer of Arconic Corporation
  • AAPD Paul G. Hearne Award Recipients: Jennifer Lee, Mary Lou Freitas, Quiana Mayo, Sierra Scott, and Jossie Torres
  • Jonathan Capehart, Associate Editor of the Washington Post & MSNBC Host
  • Lachi, Award-winning recording artist and founder/president of RAMPD

Additional program participants will be announced soon!


The AAPD Leadership Awards Gala is the one night a year that the disability community comes together with business and government leadership to celebrate the progress of disability rights. This year's Gala will provide a unique opportunity for AAPD's partners, supporters, colleagues, and friends to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and demonstrate their continued support for access, equity, and inclusion.


If you have questions around sponsorships, please contact development@aapd.com.

If you are experiencing difficulties registering, please contact development@aapd.com.

To learn more about AAPD, visit www.aapd.com.

About the organizer

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

Justin Dart, father of the ADA and one of the founders of AAPD, often called for solidarity among all who love justice and equality. The disability community is massive and incredibly diverse. As a convener, AAPD is a cross disability organization that builds trust and unity through open, honest conversations. When we stand in solidarity on any issue, we have the power to create lasting change.

Disability is a natural part of the human experience that influences all of us. As a connector, AAPD is a bridge that joins the disability community with our friends, adversaries, family, businesses, schools, and the community at large, amplifying a powerful voice for change.

Like champions of justice before us have proven, seemingly underestimated actions lead to significant transformation. As a catalyst, AAPD is action-oriented, building chain reactions that increase the rate and speed of change. A small spark can ignite extraordinary results.

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