Our friends at Northwest Justice project have a Tik-Tok! Seems a great way to get information you need quickly, and sometimes quick tips… Here is an example: https://www.tiktok.com/@nwjusticeproject/video/7206473553640820010 They are also a good place for legal assistance: https://nwjustice.org/
WADA Scholarship 2023 open!
Katelyn Kelel is a blind student pursuing a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree, along with a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Seattle University. She was appointed by the Student Bar Association to be Seattle University’s first student Disability Representative, and she co-founded the Disability Inclusion Alliance student organization which launched in June 2022.In addition,…… Continue reading Scholarship Winner!
WADA goes fishing?!
Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association looks forward to gathering in-person at Ivar’s Salmon House — Friday, June 10, 2022, 5:00 PM Happy Hour.
Scholarship deadline extended — Award increased!
Deadline extended! Due to some requests for additional time and an influx of additional funding, the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association scholarship has been extended until June 30th, and the award has been increased to $2000. washington-attorneys-with-disabilities-association-2022-scholarshipDownload
We have begun accepting applications for the Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association Scholarship. Here’s an Application: washington-attorneys-with-disabilities-association-2022-scholarshipDownload
Let’s not penalize PWDs who want to get married…
Happy Valentines Day… and in the spirit, maybe support the Marriage Equality for Disabled Adults Act. Here is more of the story: https://www.npr.org/2022/02/13/1080464176/disabled-americans-cant-marry-able-bodied-partners-without-losing-federal-benefi
Supporting DRW in keeping protections of the Death with Dignity Initiative.
WADA will be supporting Disability Rights Washington in its letter to the Senate. 2022-letter-of-disability-advocates-opposing-eshb-1141Download “Some of those signing this letter oppose the Death with Dignity law based on religious or ethical grounds, but others support the underlying law. The grounds for opposing HB 1141 cited in this letter are neither religious nor ethical. We oppose…… Continue reading Supporting DRW in keeping protections of the Death with Dignity Initiative.
Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association would like to announce its 2020-2021 Scholarship winners. Dyana Thurgood Picture of Dyana Thurgood a young law student who identifies as female with shoulder-length hair, glasses and warm smile Dyana Thurgood (“Dy”) is a third-year law student at the University of Utah’s S. J. Quinney College of law. She has…… Continue reading Scholarship Winners!
Recognizing the racial violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Standing in solidarity with our sister community… stop the violence. Racial and gender prejudice play a role in dehumanizing communities. Discrimination, harassment, and violence are foreseeable consequences. It is heartbreaking when it comes to this: https://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org/news/communityresponse For some history on objectifying racism/misogyny: https://www.history.com/news/chinese-immigration-page-act-women Spoiler: ‘Chinese women were perceived as a particular type of threat: A…… Continue reading Recognizing the racial violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
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