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Webinar – Disability Rights Activism and Organizing

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Disability rights are universal civil and human rights, but these rights are not yet fully realized by society. People with disabilities continue to encounter systemic barriers that limit their economic prospects, well-being, and human rights. Attaining these rights requires more than compliance with the ADA or other current disability rights laws. It also requires the advocacy and organizing of disability rights activists, whose targeted, strategic action has been crucial to expanding disability inclusion, rights, and justice. Join us in a discussion with disability advocates and policy workers to learn how disabled organizing impacts disability-related policy, and how funders can support disability rights activism.

CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

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Panelist: Dom Kelly, Co-Founder, President & CEO, New Disabled South and New Disabled South Rising

Dom Kelly is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of New Disabled South, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and New Disabled South Rising, its 501(c)(4) arm. Dom is one of a set of triplets with cerebral palsy and a lifelong disability advocate. He received a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. He is a 2024 Rockwood National Leading From the Inside Out Yearlong Fellow and as one of ten winners of The J.M. Kaplan Fund’s 2023 Innovation Prize. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Catie, their daughter Mahalia, and their dog Vivi.