Session Type(s): Caucus
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 4 9:00 AM (Central)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 4 10:15 AM (Central)
It’s currently estimated that 1 in 5 people living in the US have a disability, and that number is set to grow to 1 in 3 in a few years. Yet people with disabilities remain a mostly untapped population within the larger progressive movement. This caucus provides a space for people with disabilities, family members, disability advocates, and those interested in disability issues to discuss advocacy for the full inclusion of disability in education, the workforce, in society, and in the progressive agenda.
Kayley Whalen is an activist who works at the intersections of racial justice, transgender and queer issues, humanism, disability and drug policy reform. She is the Digital Strategies and Social Media Manager at the National LGBTQ Task Force and Digital Strategy Co-Director at Trans United Fund. She is multi-racial Latina/white. Kayley has a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Women’s Studies from Swarthmore College. She skated with the DC Rollergirls for five years under the name “Lenore Gore” and her story “Talk Derby To Me” was published in the Lambda award-winning anthology Gender Outlaws the Next Generation. You can follow her on Twitter at @lenoregore (https://twitter.com/lenoregore)