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Allies in Action: Disability Allyship Summit

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Allies in Action: Disability Allyship Summit - Learn how to be an AUTHENTIC & EFFECTIVE ALLY to the Disability Community!

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GET REGISTERED & SECURE YOUR SPOT FOR THE SUMMIT TODAY TO LEARN FROM NATIONAL ALLYSHIP AND DISABILITY EXPERTS ABOUT:

ABLEISM: What is it? Acquire methods of identifying and dismantling ableism/tokenism.

AUTHENTICITY: What does it mean to be an authentic disability ally? Procure knowledge of authentic allyship practices and how to put these into action

AMPLIFY: Why is it important to elevate the voices of the disability community? Gain an understanding of the crucial need to prioritize the voices of people with disabilities

ADVANCE: How do allies help advance rights and justice for people with disabilities? Discover the value of working with the disability community, not in place of it, to address issues impacting the lives and futures of people with disabilities

The United States Attorney, Southern District of Indiana - Disability Rights Roundtable in partnership with the Great Lakes Equity Center and organized by the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council, brings to the Hoosier state a unique and innovative event --- the Allies in Action: Disability Allyship Summit!

All too often, people in the disability community are tokenized and displaced as the authorities on their own lives. Hoosiers with disabilities need opportunities, spaces and platforms to lead conversations and direct decisions and policymaking that affects their lives and impacts their future. For this to be successful - the disability community MUST have dependable and authentic Disability Allies that support these efforts. People with disabilities need Disability Allies to work and advocate WITH them, not in place of them!

The Allies in Action: Disability Allyship Summit is unlike anything you’ve ever attended! The event offers a day-long event full of learning, practicum and action on Disability Allyship for Indiana Disability Leaders/Allies and Disability Advocates, community partners and peers with disabilities with the aim of training and building a powerful Hoosier Network of authentic and effective Disability Allies --- one that works with the disability community leveraging opportunities to elevate the disability voice and supporting its endeavors to lead and push for meaningful systemic change.

Summit Attendees will learn from a team of national allyship/disability justice experts on how Disability Allies can use their power/privilege to:

• Lift the voice of people with disabilities and create space to let them lead;

• Work with, not in place of, people with disabilities on issues facing the disability community;

• Respect and work to understand ALL people with disabilities, specifically those with intersecting and multiply-marginalized identities; and

• Actively work to repair systems and institutions that reinforce inequality for the disability community.

Summit Agenda (Tentative)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Registration Check-in

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Summit Opening General Session: Disability Justice - What Role Do You Play?

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: BREAK

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Summit General Session (continued): Disability Justice - What Role Do You Play?

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: LUNCH (provided for Summit Onsite Attendees)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Summit Workshops: Building A Community of Accountability

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Summit Workshops: Practicing Effective Allyship Actions

5:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Summit Closing (short) General Session: Solidarity, Not Charity

For Sponsor/Supporter & Exhibitor Opportunites for the Allies in Action: Disability Allyship Summit check out: www.indianainaction.org

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