Posted on October 3rd, 2022
Tuesday October 25th: 1:00 PM CST
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are commonplace in many organizations. With the changing demographics of the United States, organizations need to have workers that represent the communities they serve. Studies have shown that when it comes to DEI initiatives, the one demographic that is the most often left out or an afterthought is those with disabilities. This is especially true for those with invisible disabilities. With over 61 million Americans having a physical or mental disability, it is important that peer supporters have a seat at the table when DEI initiatives are crafted. This webinar will provide an overview of diversity, equity, & inclusion, how we can respond when faced with microaggressions, and five ways that peer supporters can be change agents for DEI initiatives.
Vanessa Williams, Supervisor of Peer Support Services for Solari Crisis and Human Services.