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Educate to Advocate 2022 Public Policy Workshop (VIRTUAL)

Date: February 09, 2022

Time: 5:30PM to 6:30PM

Location: Online

Event Flyer: E2A-feb22.pdf

Educate to Advocate 2022
Wednesday, February 9, 5:30-6:30 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 advocates;
  • Hot topics in state and federal disability policy; and
  • Information on the upcoming 2022 Disability Day on the Hill (DDH) and Disability Policy Seminar.

Presented in collaboration with the UT Health Science Center UCEDD, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Tennessee Disability Coalition, and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Have a disability public policy question you'd like to have answered during Educate to Advocate? Please send your questions in advance to kc@vumc.org. There will also be a Q&A chat box to ask questions in real time during the live workshop.

Livestream Information:

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

SAVE THE DATES: Additional 2022 Public Policy Events

Tuesday, January 25, 2022: DDH 2022 Advocacy Webinar
Hosted by Tennessee Disability Coalition, presented by policy experts and self-advocates. Learn how to build an effective advocacy strategy to educate policymakers and make change. Two time slots available, at 2:00 p.m. CT and 6:00 p.m. CT. Click here to register. RSVP by Jan. 24 online or call 615-383-9442.

February 21-March 7, 2022: DDH Legislative Team Meetings

RSVP to join an advocacy team in your area. The Tennessee Disability Coalition will set up the meeting and prep you and your team to attend. Click here for more information. RSVP by Jan. 24 online or call 615-383-9442.

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).