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In recognition of Juneteenth and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work we're very pleased to announce that NYAIL's webinars for June and July will be presented by Keri Gray.
 
Keri’s work centers on exploring the intersections of race, gender, and disability across the workplace. We're excited to welcome Keri to our webinar series and as a part of the ongoing work on D.E.I. in our community.
 
The 2022 NYAIL Webinar Series is sponsored by Waymo.
 
Disability Inclusion & Intersectionality with Keri Gray
on June 30th from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
 
NYAIL welcomes Keri Gray to our 2022 Webinar Series for two special presentations in June and July. June's webinar is, "Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality". We hope you will join us as we follow the Juneteenth holiday celebrations with this opportunity to learn about continuing important work on race and disability.
 
Between COVID-19, racial tensions, and rising work expectations, disability and mental health awareness with organizational leaders is more important than ever. This session addresses the relationship between race and disability and establishes a common language around intersectionality. You will walk away with insights into cultivating programs, practices, and building an organizational culture that is grounded in racial justice, disability justice, and inclusion. Expected learning outcomes include:
 
  • Gain awareness on the interconnected nature of disability and race.
  • Identify what limits trust and safety on a team.
  • Understand the importance of intersectional efforts across your organization.
  • Cultivate tools to recognize and combat bias in the workplace.

 

Sanction our Scars: A conversation on storytelling that centers those most impacted.
On July 13th from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
 
NYAIL welcomes back Keri Gray to our 2022 Webinar Series for a special presentation in July, "Sanction our Scars: A conversation on storytelling that centers those most impacted."
 
For the longest time, disability narratives have been dominated by its connection to the medical industry and institutions. These images and stories often evoke pity, pain, fear and even brutality, particularly across Black and Brown communities. This workshop helps participants wrestle with the relationship between power, stories, and identity. It also enables participants to identify where they can tell fuller stories that are inclusive of the experiences of Black & Brown people with disabilities. Expected learning outcomes include:
 
  • Identify and challenge cultural myths and outdated perspectives on body image and performance.
  • Develop tools that interrupt negative biases through inclusive channels of expression.
  • Demonstrate authentic communication and create community with people of color with disabilities.