Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

You and Your Legislators: Disability Advocacy for 2013

Date: January 23, 2013

Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Registration Closed

Description

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 policymakers. ”You and Your Legislators: Disability Advocacy for 2013” will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in VKC Room 241. Three panelists who are experienced in working with public policy makers will share their strategies. Panelists will include:

  • Moderator Elise McMillan, J.D., Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability Issues for the Upcoming Session of the Tennessee Legislature: Carrie Guiden, Executive Director, The Arc Tennessee
  • Federal Disability Issues for the 113th U.S. Congress: Carol Westlake, Executive Director, Tennessee Disability Coalition
  • Educating Your Legislator: David Mills, Associate Director, Vanderbilt University Community, Neighborhood, & Government Relations

Training will conclude with a question/answer session. Lunch will be provided. For planning purposes, please register for this event by Friday, Jan. 18. For more information, call (615) 322-8240.

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