Governor’s Disability Policy Summit

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Let your voice be heard! Join us for a consumer-driven day of disability advocacy discussion and information.

Join us at Lakeshore Foundation for a day filled with insightful discussions and networking opportunities. This in-person event aims to bring together policymakers, advocates, and individuals with disabilities to address key issues and drive positive change. Be part of the conversation and help shape disability policies for a better future. Don’t miss this chance to make a difference!

The Summit is sponsored by Lakeshore Foundation, the Governor’s Office on Disability, and Disability Rights and Resources.

Location: Lakeshore Foundation, 4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 18 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Optional networking reception: 4 – 6 p.m.

What to Expect

Themed panel discussions talking about important issues surrounding the disability community.

Expo featuring disability resources and services.

Open forums to share your experiences and inform a statewide disability policy agenda.

Attendees will receive an event t-shirt and swag bag. Lunch and reception refreshments will be provided.

ASL and CART services, wheelchair accessible seating and a sensory space will be available. Please email to request additional accommodations.

Headshot of Christopher Alvarez

Keynote Speaker

Christopher Alvarez, M.S. is a bilingual disability activist and freelance journalist for The New York Times and Contributing Writer for NBC Latino. He will speak on how to navigate education, employment and housing systems and advocate for services.

Sponsors

State of Alabama Governor's Office on Disability seal
Disability Rights and Resources logo

Supporting Organizations

The Caravan for Disability Freedom and Justice 2024 logo
All of Us logo