Advocating for an Inclusive World
Vicki Landers, Founder and CEO of Disability Pride PA, joins host Tetiana Anderson to discuss the organization’s efforts to advocate for an inclusive world, where people with disabilities feel pride through their identity.
Independent Living for People With Disabilities
Reyma McCoy McDeid, Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living, joins host Tetiana Anderson to share how today, independent living advocates envision a society in which people with disabilities achieve full integration, independence, and civil rights.
Mallory Weggemann: U.S. Paralympian, Swimming
Trevon Jenifer: U.S. Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball
Chuck Aoki: U.S. Paralympian, Wheelchair Rugby
New Innovations in Assistive Technology
Joe Babarsky, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Not Impossible Labs, delves into exciting advances in assistive technology and how these advances are closing the inclusion gap for people with disabilities.
From Crisis to Empowerment in the LGBTQ+ Community and Beyond
LGBTQ+ people suffer mental health issues at a rate three times higher than their cis, straight counterparts and experience much higher rates of substance abuse disorders as well. Currently, 60% of queer folks have a less than ideal experience when they go into a health care setting due to the lack of affirming resources available to them.
COVID-19 and the Rise of Domestic Violence
Brittany Eltringham, Program Specialist for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, discusses how isolation during COVID-19 has increased domestic abuse rates and resources available for those seeking help.
STORIES FROM YOUR REGION
Business in Prince William CountyThe Prince William County Department of Economic Development’s mission is to improve the County’s economic base by encouraging new businesses to locate in Prince William County, retain existing businesses and encourage existing businesses to expand. Their Executive Director, Christina Will sits down with Elena Russo to discuss their road back from the pandemic and upcoming new projects.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Fauquier