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Hosting accessible and inclusive online meetings with Allegra Heath-Stout

October 8, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Hosting accessible and inclusive online meetings with Allegra Heath-Stout

Allegra, a white woman with brown shoulder length hair, smiling for a pictureIn recent months, many of us have had to quickly learn the ins and outs of online meetings, or adjust to having them much more frequently than ever before. Now that it’s clear online meetings will remain a big part of our reality, it’s a great time to make sure we’re doing all we can to make sure that our meetings create an accessible, welcoming environment for all participants. This workshop will cover both technical aspects to consider to ensure access, and facilitation practices to support everyone’s participation. You will leave with concrete tips you can put into practice right away to make sure your meetings reflect your values.

Presenter: Allegra Heath-Stout (she/her) has served as Fellowship Director and Trainer at JOIN for Justice, the Jewish Organizing Institute and Network, since 2016. In this role, she trains and coaches Jewish young adults through the Jewish Organizing Fellowship, a year-long community organizing training program. Allegra has spearheaded the creation of the Empower Fellowship and the Access to Power Fellowship (application open now!), both dedicated to developing the leadership of Jewish young adults with disabilities.

Prior to coming to JOIN, Allegra organized low-income people with disabilities at Boston Center for Independent Living, fighting for access and equity in areas including housing, healthcare, and transportation. Allegra’s writing on disability identity and student activism has been published in Empowering Leadership: A Systems Change Guide for Autistic College Students and Those with Other Disabilities, Barriers and Belonging: Personal Narratives of Disability, and Disability Studies Quarterly.


October 8, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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