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Disability Pride Month continues…

Disability Pride Author Talk on July 21, 2022

Authors M. Leona Godin and Andrew Leland will discuss their work and “journeys toward understanding and embracing blind pride” during this online Disability Pride Month event. Godin, a writer, performer, educator, and author of There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness, has been published in The New York Times, O Magazine, Electric Literature, and other print and online publications. She holds a PhD in English, teaches at New York University, and has lectured on art, accessibility, technology, and disability. Leland has written a book about “the world of blindness (and figuring out his place in it),” which is being published by Penguin Press. His writing and audio stories have been in The New York Times Magazine,, and other media. This free talk is offered on July 21, 2022 from 6:30 to 8 pm Eastern Time (ET) through The New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Library. For more information and to register, visit the listing for this Disability Pride Author Talk: M. Leona Godin and Andrew Leland.

Learning How to “Celebrate Your Accomplishments:” A Disability Pride Month Workshop: July 26, 2022

#IamRemarkable, a Google initiative, invites members of the disability community and other interested individuals to join in a 90-minute online seminar to celebrate Disability Pride Month by learning how to “amplify the voices of your disabled peers, co-workers, (and) family members.” This free program, being held on July 26, 2022 from 7 to 8:30 pm ET, will feature group discussions and exercises aimed at helping participants to increase confidence and effective self-promotion skills. It will include sharing of data and research and an exercise in articulating achievements and practicing self promotion. The #IamRemarkable initiative seeks to empower women and “underrepresented groups” to speak out about their accomplishments in the workplace and elsewhere to break “modesty norms and glass ceilings.” To learn more or register, find out how to Celebrate Disability Pride Month by participating in an #I am Remarkable Workshop!

Networking Events

The Global Disability Network holds sessions every Tuesday from 9 to 10 am ET on Zoom to help participants share resources and gain access to a professional global network to support their success in business. This free, live networking call provides access to a “professional global network” ready to serve individuals who sign up for sessions. To learn more and register for one or more meetings, visit the Eventbrite listing for Global Disability Network.