Challenging ableist norms around civic engagement

November 30, 2020

In April 2020, Sandy Ho, Monika Mitra, director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, and Susan Eaton, director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, published “Civic Engagement and People With Disabilities: A Way Forward Through Cross-Movement Building,” with financial support from the Ford Foundation. This report highlights the barriers that people with disabilities encounter when trying to make substantive change in their communities, and how philanthropy, disability rights groups and civic engagement organizations can support leadership among disabled people.

“Informed by this report, we are better equipped to support efforts to build capacity and knowledge on disability justice in order to ensure that every voice in our society is heard through cross-movement collaboration.” — Claribel Vidal, Program Associate, Civic Engagement and Government at the Ford Foundation

research impact highlightsThis story is part of the 2020 Heller Social Policy Impact Report, showcasing a selection of high-impact research and public engagement from the faculty, researchers and students of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from July 2019 through June 2020.

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