Disabling Able-ism Panel

A Panel discussion on understanding Able-ism from diverse able-bodied leaders of Chicago!


Fri, July 26, 2024

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT


Navy Pier's Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion

600 E Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Join us for an insightful and exploratory event as we unpack ableism on July 26th, National Disability Independence Day. The word “ableism” means the discrimination of people with disabilities. The term is based on the social construct of a standard body type, without any disabilities, known as “normal”, and on the underestimation of people’s ability and aptitude in virtue of their disabilities. Our panel will bring together Chicago leaders who identify with diverse disabilities to have a candid conversation on their lived experience of able-ism and their perspective on how to build a more inclusive culture for the disability community in Chicago. Panelist List: - Rachel Arfa, Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago - Kevin Chan Bradley, Vice President Culture & Belonging at HUB International - Jeremy Evans, Model & Entrepreneur - Moderator: Priya Shah, Founder & CEO of The Simple Good The panel will be led by Priya Shah, Founder & CEO of The Simple Good, who is born with one hand and will be opening up on this topic to the public for the first time. Delicious food and drinks will be provided by Bar Sol! Come join us for an evening of insightful dialogue and community building. We look forward to seeing you there!

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