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Educate to Advocate 2021 Public Policy Workshop (VIRTUAL)

Event Flyer: 2021 Ed-Advocate final flyer.pdf


Educate to Advocate 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Online - Register for Zoom link

Whatever our perspective – trainees and students, researchers, health care professionals, service providers, educators, individuals with disabilities or family members, or simply concerned citizens – we see ways that the disability service system can be improved. One dimension of changing service systems is educating legislators and other public policy makers.

This virtual workshop will feature stories and strategies from disability professionals who have experience advocating in Tennessee and Washington, D.C.

Educate to Advocate will feature the policy expertise of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Network, and community partners.

On the agenda:

  • A conversation with the 2020-21 AUCD Disability Policy Fellow about policy and virtual advocacy considerations in Washington, D.C.
  • Strategies for advocating in the time of COVID-19 from the Tennessee Disability Coalition
  • Highlights of key disability policy issues in 2021 from the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

Livestream Information:

Educate to Advocate will be livestramed over Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.


For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).