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2022 Summit on Disability and Inclusion

» 2022 Summit on Disability and Inclusion

Join Thompson Policy Institute on Disability for the

2022 Summit on Disability and Inclusion
Building Spaces for Belonging

Musco Center for the Arts
Friday, August 12, 2022
Continental Breakfast 8:30 - 9:00 am
Summit 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Keynote Presenter:

A woman with long brown, wavy hair and wearing a white shirt is smiling while standing in front of a light blue shiplap wall.

Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed.
Disability Advocate and Educator

Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed. has been an educator for over 30 years, teaching both at the elementary school level and the university level. She is a consultant and trainer on diversity as it relates to disability and is the author of several articles and books including Beyond Awareness: Bringing Disability into Diversity Work in K-12 Schools & Communities, as well as her children’s book, Ed Roberts: Champion of Disability Rights. She has compiled her disability awareness teachings in a digital course entitled "Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters." Her Beyond Awareness work has earned her statewide PTA recognitions in the areas of advocacy and outreach, as well as her school’s designation of Teacher of the Year. She has also been featured on several radio programs and television news stories and served two terms on the board of directors of Disability Rights California. She currently serves as a board member of Disability Voices United. Although Diana experiences disability herself, she credits her brother, Joaquin Carson, for her passion for inclusion, disability advocacy, and activism. Joaquin endured years of segregated schooling and subsequent institutionalization. Diana takes the most pride in knowing that after many years of fighting for his release, Joaquin now lives a life of inclusion and quality, in the community, as her next door neighbor.

Accessibility: Musco Center for the Arts is an accessible space. Please click here for detailed information on accessibility features at Musco. An ASL interpreter will be provided during the event. In addition, a quiet room for viewing the event will be offered. For additional accommodations, please email tpi@chapman.edu.

Registration: The Summit is free to attend, but registration is required. Please click here to register. 

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