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Self-Advocacy for Women Living with Paralysis Webinar
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation believes in the importance of self-advocacy. For those living with paralysis, self-advocacy is a critical process that enables individuals to exercise empowerment by speaking up for themselves and self-directing their own lives. Although desired by most, many people struggle with developing advocacy skills. Particularly for women living with paralysis, the double minority status of facing disability oppression combined with gender oppression can diminish one’s ability to feel heard. This webinar will examine what self-advocacy is and where it can take place as well as explore disability stereotypes and gender socialization patterns that can present obstacles for women living with paralysis. By learning about these social inequalities, participants will have greater awareness of power differences and be able to exert greater control over the oppression they face in their advocacy efforts. Themes on the intersections of advocacy, disability, gender, assertiveness, and empowerment will be presented, with concluding tips for women living with paralysis to increase their self-advocacy skills.

Feb 23, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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