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[Yale Alumni Association] DiversAbility: Perspectives on Disability, Equity & Inclusion at Yale and Beyond

February 20, 2019, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm EST

Duquès Hall - First Floor (Room 151) 2201 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

From the Yale Alumni Association

While some people live with disability from birth, many of us can expect to experience disability at some point in our lives. Disability affects nearly 1 in 5 Americans, yet despite this reality, widespread misunderstandings, misconceptions and stigma continue to surround disability and the disabled. Join us for an informative and robust discussion on this topic and learn more about the lives, perspective and contributions of Yalies with disabilities.

The Yale Alumni Association (YAA) is delighted to bring you this program. We are grateful to George Washington University for allowing us to host this event on their campus. Special thanks to our alumni speakers (see lineup and bios below) for their participation and to Thomas Dolan '05 and Ethan Heard '07, '13 MFA for inspiring and co-leading this program.

Registration Required
Light refreshments included
Limited Spaces Available

Speaker Lineup

  • Thomas Dolan ’05 (Moderator): Member of the YAA Board of Governors and Doctoral Candidate at George Washington University

  • Michelle Hackman ’15: Reporter at Wall Street Journal

  • Jessie Benedict ’16: Doctoral Candidate at Johns Hopkins University

  • Joseph P. Fisher: Assistant Director of Disability Support Services at George Washington University

  • Matt Poggi ’92 BA/MA, ’96 MD: Ex-Radiation Oncologist and US Navy Veteran

  • Benjamin Nadolsky '18, Corp Member at Teach For America