- May 17, 11:00 am-11:45 am CST
Joshin is hosting a free event to educate ourselves and our community about the most ignored portion of DEI work: ableism. While over 90% of businesses have a plan for DEI, less than 4% of those have a plan to include disability in them. It’s important to understand what ableism is because it prevents disabled people from achieving their full spectrum of basic human and civil rights. This webinar has been constructed by a collection of Disabled Advocates led by Kelsey Lindell, and will be delivered on Monday, February 7 from 1:30PM-2:00PM CST.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: Understanding ableism isn’t about being politically correct, it’s about care. Joshin’s mission has always been to provide equitable care and wellbeing for disabled people of all ages and needs. We recognized disability care was completely neglected in almost every care solution, and we’re committed to making disability care the center of what we do. Understanding ableism is the first of many steps in making this a reality, and we invite our community to be active participants in this important discussion.
Special thanks to our video partner Acowsay.
Kelsey Lindell is a disability DEI advisor and activist and who combines her lived experience as a disabled woman, activism experience working with international organizations across the world and professional experience in the marketing, communications and production industry to help individuals and businesses transform the way they think about disability. Kelsey teaches from a lens of disability justice and clearly articulates how ableism is in everything – in our society, in our workplaces and in us. While this revelation can seem daunting for many, Kelsey leaves audiences with optimism of what they can do to become better advocates in their communities. Follow her on Instagram.