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Join our FREE Monthly Meetup:

TUESDAY March 15, 2022 @ 7 - 9 p.m. EST on Zoom

    * Limited availability         * Complimentary Event
    Donations are appreciated!

    In March, Women’s Month and Developmental

    Disabilities Awareness Month meet.

    We invite you to come openly into our community for a conversation on ableism and the spectrum of disability

    We are centering those who are BIPOC and have disabilities to continue connecting the dots of our identity, our activism and overall contribution to diversity and equity.
    With this meetup we are asking: how does living with a disability intersect with the layers of gender expression, culture, ethnicity, heritage, nationality, sexuality, religion, and more?

    Did You Know?

    “One in five people live with a physical, sensory, cognitive, learning, mental health, or other disability.”
    (https://www.respectability.org/speakers-bureau/topics/)
    71% of people with disabilities leave a website immediately if it is not accessible.

    The approach to disability in Western and Eastern cultures have staggering differences stemming from family culture to work culture.

    Neurodiversity means that brains operate differently – that there is not one ‘normal’ or ‘healthy’ type of brain or mind, or one ‘right’ style of neurocognitive functioning.
    https://ncdj.org/style-guide/

    The Mixed Space is Proud to Present...

    Dr. Donna R. Walton

    Dr. Donna R. Walton, the author of Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces, had dreams of international stardom. All it took was one diagnosis at the age of eighteen to turn her life upside down. Through the power of reinvention, Walton got her a new lease on life. Through thousands of hours working with other amputees, staring in “The Retreat” web series showcasing her disability, to receiving national recognition from the National Disability Institute, and being featured on C-SPAN for her community-building projects surrounding the beauty of being a black woman with a disability, Walton credits her unforeseen success through life's journey that asks the question, “what’s a leg got to do with it?”

    Her latest endeavor as the founder of the Divas With Disabilities Project™ has made an unprecedented impact in disability and women of color communities as a hub for thoughtful discussion on issues, self-love, and showing up, unapologetically in all forms of media. She also is producing a film documentary “Divas With Disabilities” that explores the lived experiences of women of color who live with physical disability in the United States. Dr. Walton earned her bachelor’s degree in 1979 from American University; a master’s degree in 1985 in Adult Education from Syracuse University; and, in 2005, a doctoral degree in Counseling from The George Washington University.

    Meetup Booklet

    Follow along with our meetup by downloading this booklet.
    This is where you’ll find our Community Guidelines, and Maria P. P. Root’s Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage and Multiracial Oath of Responsibility. We lean on this language as a pillar to create safe spaces for critical conversation. If you want to come extra prepared, take a look at our meetup vocabulary list at the end and explore how you would define each term.

    Topics of Conversation

    Educating ourselves about the shifts in language overtime when speaking about people with disabilities.

    Identifying people with disabilities who are the leaders and future leaders in this space today through their activism and through sharing their stories with the world.

    Learning how to create more welcoming virtual and in-person environments to respect the needs of people who have disabilities.

    Meetup Discussion

    Join our FREE Monthly Meetup:

    TUESDAY March 15, 2022 @ 7 - 9 p.m. EST on Zoom

      * Limited availability * Complimentary Event
      Donations are appreciated!

      READ OUR MEETUP

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      How do we Promise a Better Future? With Guest Speaker Dr. Donna Walton, Founder of Divas with Disabilities....

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      What is The Mixed Space?
      TMS is a community organization celebrating intersectional identities by hosting monthly meetups that navigate conversations on ​​identity, culture, and civic engagement. We create safe spaces for people to listen and learn with each other; to witness and validate the totality of an individual's experience of the world.

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