We hope after last week’s Advocacy 101 Virtual Workshop you left inspired and empowered to take your place as a community advocate. If you were unable to attend, we encourage you to watch the full recording, which leads into Wednesday’s webinar on the Power of Personal Narrative.
In this next webinar in our series, Amputee Coalition Board Chairman John Register will build upon a key point emphasized in Advocacy 101–you need a story to tell. Learn how to share your personal story in a way that not only touches others but serves as a powerful illustration to support the need for change. View and register for our upcoming webinars below!
Power of Personal Narrative – Connecting Your Personal Story to Your Advocacy Work – April 12, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Speaker: John Register
Attendees will learn to tell their personal stories effectively, connecting the dots from personal experience to actionable change.
Breaking Into Workforce Development – April 19, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Eastern
Speaker: Trenaya Reid
This training/workshop session includes an overview of the Amputee Coalition’s Workforce Development Program and its job board platform. There also will be an overview of the programs and services offered through a nationwide government program called Vocational Rehabilitation.
Finding Your Voice: Career Pathways Workshop – April 26, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Speakers: Trenaya Reid, Ryan Geddie, Lucas DeLuca
Curious about navigating a career with a disability? Join AC team members as they discuss their personal journeys. This session will provide practical insight into a range of career paths, accommodation needs, and resources.
We are also making progress across the country, with 10 states securing signed proclamations. And this is all thanks to your help as more Amputee Coalition advocates are taking charge to expand awareness of the limb loss and limb difference community. New state gubernatorial proclamations for Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month were shared by Lead Advocate Katy Grainger for Washington and Hawaii and David Paschold for Nebraska. The Coalition’s own public policy manager, Dr. Dante’ Daniel, advocated for and received formal Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month recognition from the mayor of Washington, DC. This kind of grassroots advocacy is the backbone of our legislative efforts. The more states that recognize this community in the form of a Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month proclamation, the more power we have to make change at the state level.
Visit the Advocacy & Awareness landing page, where we have provided you with draft proclamation language, step-by-step instructions, and submission information for all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
Visit www.amputee-coalition.org for more details on ways to engage. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and join the conversation using #ACSpeakUp.