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

Wednesday, Feb 20 2019 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm

George Washington University
Duquès Hall - First Floor (Room 151)
2201 G Street NW

Washington, DC 20052
United States

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