Celebrating 50 Years of Disability Advocacy: Join BCIL's Virtual Event

Submitted by jessmendes on Mon, 05/13/2024 - 13:40

This event commemorates a half-century of groundbreaking advocacy with the Boston Community for Independent Living's (BCIL) 50th Anniversary celebration.

Since its inception, BCIL has spearheaded efforts for equal access to healthcare, affordable housing, transportation, employment, education, and ADA compliance.

This virtual event, "BCIL 50 Years In: Wins, Lessons, and What's Next for Independent Living" on May 16, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET, will feature speakers reflecting on the nationwide independent living movement and shaping the future together.

This event will include:

  • Facilitator Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, disability rights advocate, Harvard Medical School professor, and BCIL Board Member, Boston.
  • Keynote speaker Maria Town, CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, Washington, DC.
  • Panelist Karen Tamley, President and CEO of Access Living, Chicago.
  • Panelist Alex Green, Advocate/Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School, Boston.
  • Panelist Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, Washington, DC.

ASL & CART Captioning will be available. 

Let's honor our past, celebrate our achievements, and chart a bold path forward.

Key Details

  • Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m EST
  • Location: Zoom only
  • Type: Panel Discussion
  • Price: Free