Disability History, Culture, and Community

Andrés Gallegos Addresses Ableism in the Medical Field

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum’s webinar on health equity and disability, Andrés Gallegos speaks to the...

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A Conversation about Disability and Language with Julie Petty

Emily Ladau, Digital Content & Community Manager for the Disability & Philanthropy Forum, interviews Julie Petty, Project Trainer, Initiatives on...

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Anti-Black Racism and Ableism in the Workplace

by D'Arcee Neal When I went for a job interview in the summer of 2015 for a high-powered federal position,...

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Connections Between Health Equity and Disability

When it comes to health care, significant disparities abound between people with disabilities and non-disabled people. From physical barriers and...

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Taryn Williams Addresses the Need to Work Toward Economic Justice with a Disability-Explicit Lens

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on racial equity and disability, Taryn Williams discusses the critical...

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Conchita Hernández Legorreta Addresses How Ableism and Racism Affects Disabled Immigrants

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on racial equity and disability, Conchita Hernández Legorreta speaks to...

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D’Arcee Neal Addresses Intersections Between Ableism and Anti-Black Racism

In this excerpt from the Disability & Philanthropy Forum's webinar on racial equity and disability, D’Arcee Neal speaks to the...

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What does self-disclosing a disability mean?

This blog post was written collectively by the Ford Foundation's Disability Employee Resource Group. While few Ford staff members have...

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Chicago Community Trust Webinar on Race and Disability

As part of their "Conversations With..." speaker series, which explores high-profile topics with some of today’s most strategic thinkers in...

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Connections Between Climate Change and Disability

People with disabilities are both the most vulnerable and the most overlooked population when it comes to addressing the effects...

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Four Ways We Can Work Towards Creating Inclusive Workspaces

By Sarah Napoli, Project Officer, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Open Society Foundations, July 2020 When the pandemic hit the globe...

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Disability Inclusion 101: Getting Started and Tips/Tools for the Journey

In this webinar, hosted on July 14, 2020 by the Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, Adela Ruiz from...

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Disability History: An Introduction

Go on a journey with disability rights activist Lawrence Carter-Long as your guide in this video overview of the rich history...

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Alice Sheppard: Disability as an Art

Meet Alice Sheppard, a dancer and choreographer who uses a wheelchair. In this video, she encourages us to rethink our...

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Claudia Gordon: Barriers to Inclusion

Meet Claudia Gordon, the first Black Deaf female lawyer in the United States. In this video, she encourages a perspective...

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Disability Inclusion & Philanthropy: What Funders Need to Know

This extended video combines our Introduction and Message to Funders videos for streamlined viewing purposes. It features the perspectives of...

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Disability Inclusion & Philanthropy: An Introduction

Throughout your disability inclusion learning journey, it's vital to listen to the wisdom and insights of the disability community. This...

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Disability Rights History: A Brief Introduction

Disability rights are universal civil rights and human rights, but these rights are not yet fully realized by society. Though...

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What is Disability?

This introductory resource explains how disability is defined and the "models of disability," or frameworks, that are used to understand...

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Disability Rights Hashtags and Disability Rights Activists for Grantmakers to Follow

This resource offers several starting points for connecting with the disability community on social media. Please note: This list is...

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Road Map for Inclusion: Changing the Face of Disability in Media

This resource addresses the gaps in disability representation in mainstream media and addresses ways to fill these gaps. Road Map...

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Disability and Language

This resource seeks to provide tips on rights-affirming language and narratives preferred by people with disabilities. It is a starting...

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Know Your Disability Rights Laws

In this resource, you'll learn about key disability rights laws. While meaningful disability inclusion is about more than just complying...

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Intersections Between Racism and Ableism

This resource offers insights and resources to better understand the strong connections between racism and ableism. For our work to...

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The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Brief Background

In this background about the Americans with Disabilities Act, you'll learn about the intent of the law, the history of...

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What is Disability Justice?

In this resource, you'll learn about the origin and definition of disability justice as a movement and framework. Disability Justice...

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What is Ableism?

This introductory resource provides a working definition of ableism along with information to help reflect on ableist practices. Ableism is...

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Resources on Disability & COVID-19

As we enter into the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, philanthropy must double down on a commitment to ensure...

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Recommended Reading on Disability

Written works on disability have not only chronicled, but also shaped the Disability Rights Movement. While it’s certainly possible to...

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