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Disability Rights Consortium

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Our speaker will be Pia Justesen, a Danish human rights lawyer and writer. Pia lived in Chicago between 2014 and 2019 and wrote an oral history book “From the Periphery – Real-Life Stories of Disability”, published by Chicago Review Press in 2020. The webinar will discuss universal topics like anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity, and love—in the family, at school, and the workplace. Focus will be on the disabling world and the harmful effects of discrimination and exclusion because of disability. But even more so, the webinar will include stories of strong individuals, their coping strategies, and what they do to empower themselves and others.

The webinar will be via Zoom. To register, go to:

The session is eligible for 1.5 hours of CLE credit for Illinois attorneys. Captioning will be provided. If you need other accommodations to participate, please contact me by Friday March 19.

Barry C. Taylor   Equip for Equality


Future Disability Rights Consortium Meetings:

  • June 2, 2021 – Special Education Legal Update – Professor Mark Weber
  • July 28, 2021 – Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities – Commissioner Rachel Arfa


March 24
9:30 am - 11:00 am