2020 Kagedan Lecture Series on Social Work & Human Rights - Sandy Ho: Disability Justice and social work practice

Monday, November 23, 2020 01:00to02:30

This is the fourth of four lectures framed within and following the themes of the Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice class. These lectures are possible due to the generosity of the Kagedan family and their continued support of speakers who promote social work and human rights at the McGill School of Social Work.

November 23rd: Sandy Ho, founder of the Disability and Intersectionality Summit, will talk to us about Disability Justice and social work practice.

Sandy Ho is a research associate at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy where she provides management and research support to the Community Living Policy Center. Sandy is also the founder of the Disability & Intersectionality Summit, a national conference that centers marginalized disabled people in a setting organized by disabled activists from across the USA. Prior to joining the Lurie Institute team Sandy served as the program coordinator of the Thrive Mentoring Program at EasterSeals Massachusetts, a program that worked with young women with disabilities who are mentored by older women with disabilities across the state. She is the founder of the Letters to Thrive project, and in 2015 she was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her work with young women with disabilities. As a disability community organizer and activist, Sandy brings an intersectional lens to centering the experiences and communities most impacted by injustice to her areas of work. She is also a part-time public policy student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Sandy identifies as a disabled and queer Asian American woman.

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