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Franklin Park USA
Patti has a deep commitment to a world in which all people are included and have equal opportunity. In 1995, she co-founded Neighbours, Inc., an innovative agency that affords people with disabilities the opportunity to take control of their own lives, connect, and make contributions to the communities where they live and work.
Manhattan NYC USA
Beth’s life work as artist, educator, author and activist, is devoted to the possibility that all people, particularly those with disabilities, are seen in the light of their capacities and potential. Her community works steadily on many aspects of personal, neighborhood, organizational, and cultural change so that the hopes expressed by people and their allies have some concrete impact on the structures of society.
DeAmon describes his role on this planet as a social banker. He utilizes the intangible currencies that are cultivated and used by human assets and relationships to build a more abundant community.
Baawatig (Sault Ste. Marie) CANADA
Jess’ life work is in her role as the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, centering the needs and role Indigenous young people play in moving forward reconciliation between individuals, communities & systems in Canada.
As a Citizen Advocacy coordinator, Derona has introduced thousands of people within her community to the message of social inclusion and the necessity of valued social roles for people living with disabilities. Derona is committed to the power of ordinary people bringing about social change through personal relationships. She believes everyone has gifts.
The focus of Doris' work is on gender-based violence, access to justice, racialized migrant, Indigenous issues and disability rights. Her work involves designing community-based social development and applied research projects with international and national organizations. Doris is also a theatre and film artist, particularly proud of her work on the films "This Beggar’s Description", "The ‘R’ Word" and the comedy film "Healing Rani".
Tina is an active disability advocate working on disability issues, and a small business owner selling an assistive device invented by her husband Mark. The device allows feeding tube dependent to feed themselves promoting independence.
Mark is a retired owner of a lawn care service and inventor. He enjoys wood working and cycling. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident at 16 which affected his mobility, speech and memory.
Central to Kendrick's work is articulating in his own theological voice the emerging subject matter of the crucially important nexus between disability and Black Liberation Theology.
Franklin Park USA
Dave works to engage the power of CoCreation --- people gathering together to creatively shape the world around them. As facilitator, educator, ally, witness, and photographer, he seeks to make "what is", visible so we can align with the world we want to see.