Allies Conversation: “Myths that Endanger People in the Disability Community”
Adelphi Trustee Emily Ladau ’13, nationally-renowned disability advocate, will join this Allies Conversation to address neurodiversity and the myths that endanger people in the disability community.
Some are put in harm’s way in emergency settings and when engaging with authorities. The panel will be thoughtful and honest and share solutions for this concern.
Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. She serves as the Editor in Chief of the Rooted in Rights Blog, a platform dedicated to amplifying authentic narratives on the disability experience through an intersectional lens. Her writing has been published in outlets including The New York Times, SELF, Salon, Vice, and HuffPost and her first book, Demystifying Disability, is being published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in fall 2021. Emily has spoken before numerous audiences, from the U.S. Department of Education to the United Nations. Central to all of her work is a focus on and harnessing the power of storytelling as a tool for people to become engaged in disability and social justice issues.
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Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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