Washington Civil and Disability Advocate recently published its quarterly newsletter. It can be found at: https://www.wacda.com/wacda-news-may-2020
Members had a few suggestions on how to support protesters. If inclined, one can donate to bail funds… https://blacklivesseattle.org/bail-fund/ https://donorbox.org/ncbf Some members have directly contributed to people with disabilities who are protesting. *Disclaimer: We are sharing information on ways some members have shown support independently. WADA is not directly affiliated with these groups.
We would like to show our solidarity with the Black community in their stand for civil rights, justice, and respect. In the past, the Black community lent their support to the community of people with disabilities, and we would do the same. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to George Floyd, his family, and…… Continue reading Statement in Solidarity
The Washington Bar Association has great resources during this time: https://www.wsba.org/for-legal-professionals/member-support/covid-19
If you are looking for Netflix disability related content to watch, Crip Camp gives real perspectives on disability, identity, and what it took to get the regulations to the Rehabilitation Act signed. Judy wrote a book about her experience, and did an interview on the Daily Show. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/eo9k6n/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-judith-heumann—defying-obstacles-in–being-heumann–and–crip-camp—-extended-interview
Working from home has been a reasonable accommodation for some people with disabilities. Now that the coronavirus makes working from home a best practice, employers that gave these accommodations find they are better prepared. Read more… https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/disabled-people-have-worked-remotely-for-years-and-theyve-got-advice-for-you-and-your-bosses-/2020/03/17/f99dfd54-67d1-11ea-b313-df458622c2cc_story.html
In addition to speaking last year at our annual event, Carolyn Ladd wrote an article for us and the KCBA. It can be found at: https://www.kcba.org/For-Lawyers/Bar-Bulletin/PostId/1053/what-qualifies-as-a-service-animal It’s also reproduced with pemission below: THE PEACOCK THAT ROARED: WHAT QUALIFIES AS A SERVICE ANIMAL? In January 2018, a passenger tried to board a United Airlines flight…… Continue reading The Peacock That Roared…
One of our members is running to become a judge on the King County Superior Court! Read more about her at: https://www.carolynladdforjudge.com/ Endorse her here!
——————–Joint MBA Mentorship Program———————— Come join us on March 3, 2020 at 6pm at Foster Garvey for the Joint MBA 2020 Mentorship Kick-Off Event! Pre-registration required. Generously sponsored by: The Opportunity and Progress Council, Foster Garvey’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative Hosted by: South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW) In partnership with: Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington (MELAW),Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association…… Continue reading Joint mentoring