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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois



Equip for Equality Hosts the Disability Rights Consortium Meeting

    Pia Justesen

Date:  Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Time:  9:30am-11:00am (Central Time)

This is a Zoom webinar. To register, click here.


Speaker(s):  Pia Justesen, Danish human rights lawyer and author

Topic:  Pia Justesen lived in Chicago between 2014 and  2019 and wrote an oral history book, "From the Periphery -- Real-Life Stories of Disability," published by Chicago Review Press in 2020. The webinar will discuss universal topics like anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity, and love -- in the family, at school, and the workplace. Focus will be on the disabling world and the harmful effects of discrimination and exclusion because of disability. But even more so, the webinar will include stories of strong individuals, their coping strategies, and what they do to empower themselves and others.

CLE Hours:  1.5 hours

Accommodations:  Captioning will be provided. If you need other accommodations to participate, please contact Barry Taylor by Friday, March 19.

Next Consortium Meetings: 

June 2 - Special Education Legal Update, Professor Mark Weber

July 28 - Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities, Rachel Arfa

September 29 - topic and speaker to be announced

November 17 - topic and speaker to be announced


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