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Disability Pride Month Events and Resources

Across the nation, events are taking place in person as well as online during this coming week in recognition of Disability Pride Month. Among the highlights of those that can be attended virtually are free events listed on the Eventbrite website and taking place on the following dates:

July 16, 2023, beginning at 11 am ET: The Disability Unite Festival: This activity, being held in person in New York City and online, will commemorate the month with a public event, beginning with inclusion training, followed by live performances at noon, and an “exclusive virtual experience” at 4 pm. This Festival will be available online at The in-person program takes place at the Central Park Bandshell. More information is available here for the Disability Unite Festival. And click here to reserve a spot

July 17, 2023, from 8 to 9 am ET: How to build a disability inclusive workplace: Recognizing that an inclusive work environment is “not just a moral imperative but a strategic imperative,” this program will explore how to increase inclusivity in the workplace to tap into the full potential of a workforce and to foster sustainable organization success. Sponsored by the Digital Poverty Alliance, the session will feature Lizi Green, a digital inclusion consultant at AbilityNet. Green will focus specifically on recruitment, onboarding, and teamwork. Read more here about How to build a disability inclusive workplace and register here.

July 20, 2023 from 2 to 4:30 pm ET: AbleOTUK Disability Pride Month Celebration: AbleOTUK is an Occupational Therapy Network/Advocacy Group based in the United Kingdom for “practitioners, students, researchers, educators, and people with disabilities/long term health conditions.” The celebration occurs as part of a monthly virtual series of get togethers for members to gain support and share experiences and challenges. Additional information is available here for the AbleOTUK Disability Month Celebration and click here to reserve a spot.