"Wisconsin Union," a drawing by Devin Wildes showing empty cafe chairs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Art for All: Virtual Exhibit Starts November 1

Art for All: The Stephanie Evelo Fund for Art Inclusion will feature works by five individual artists with disabilities and a cooperative of Bhutanese Artists from the Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for Special Children and Youth from the country of Bhutan. The virtual exhibit runs through December.

Max Barrows (right) and Tracy Thresher at the Vermont State House advocate for healthcare as a human right.

What Are We Advocating for Today?

Since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) has been hosting national meetings online. They bring together more than 100 self-advocates from at least 30 states to meet twice a week. In this Impact article, Max Barrows (pictured at right with Tracy Thresher advocating for healthcare at the Vermont State House) from Green Mountain Self-Advocates uses this opportunity to facilitate many discussions with his peers. And what are self-advocates' priorities now?

Just to name a few: (1) Don't assume what they can or can't do, (2) Equal access to healthcare, (3) Listen to, and believe, people of color, (4) Meaningful jobs, (5) Respect love relationships, (6) Close segregated settings, and (7) Self-advocacy is essential.

Cover of Frontline Initiative showing a young man and his DSP walking down a city street. Both are smiling.

From ICI's Facebook page

"One legislator told me that I was the face of the low-wage worker for her and that she thought of me whenever she voted for something that would affect me." – DSP Tammy Delfun