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NCCDD Hosts Self-Advocate Discussion Series

NCCDD is hosting a monthly self-advocate discussion series facilitated by Chris Hendricks, NCCDD Policy Education Coordinator/Legislative Liaison and NCCDD self-advocate executive committee member, Cheryl Powell. The goal of the series is to prepare, organize and mobilize NC self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. The Council aims to emphasize the value of people with disabilities to build and maintain relationships with NC legislators and decision-makers while bridging relationships and a network among NC self-advocates.

The webinars will be held monthly on October 6, November 3, December 1, 2021, and January 5 and February 2, 2022 from 1 - 2 PM via Zoom.

Learn more below and register via Zoom. 


OCTOBER 6 - Session #1: Introducing the Valuable Principle & Generating Concept Excitement

A 15-minute introduction presentation of the Valuable Principle followed by practical examples of real-life experience by NCCDD SA members and a special guest self-advocate. Then facilitators will seek volunteers from the participant attendees and guide shaping the attendee’s stories.

Register here.

 

About the series: NCCDD is hosting a monthly self-advocate discussion series facilitated by Chris Hendricks, NCCDD Policy Education Coordinator/Legislative Liaison and NCCDD self-advocate executive committee member, Cheryl Powell. The goal of the series is to prepare, organize and mobilize NC self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. The Council aims to emphasize the value of people with disabilities to build and maintain relationships with NC legislators and decision-makers while bridging relationships and a network among NC self-advocates.

NOVEMBER 3 - Session #2: Reframing Personal Story with Valuable Principle

Brief overview (3-minute coverage) of the Valuable Principle by facilitator. Attendees volunteer examples of personal strengths, assets, and “superpower“. Facilitators use 1 or 2 examples to briefly describe “being valued” scenario. Then ask attendees to offer “being valued” scenarios. Facilitators will be vigilant about making parallels between stories and possible relationship-building among participants.

Register here.


About the series:
NCCDD is hosting a monthly self-advocate discussion series facilitated by Chris Hendricks, NCCDD Policy Education Coordinator/Legislative Liaison and NCCDD self-advocate executive committee member, Cheryl Powell. The goal of the series is to prepare, organize and mobilize NC self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. The Council aims to emphasize the value of people with disabilities to build and maintain relationships with NC legislators and decision-makers while bridging relationships and a network among NC self-advocates.

DECEMBER 1 - Session #3: Personal Story with Valuable Principle and “Hot Topic”

Brief overview (3-minute coverage) of the Valuable Principle. Attendees volunteer examples of strengths, assets, and “superpower“. Facilitators use 1 or 2 examples to briefly describe the asset related to a current advocacy issue, hot topic or action alert.

Register here.

 

About the series: NCCDD is hosting a monthly self-advocate discussion series facilitated by Chris Hendricks, NCCDD Policy Education Coordinator/Legislative Liaison and NCCDD self-advocate executive committee member, Cheryl Powell. The goal of the series is to prepare, organize and mobilize NC self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. The Council aims to emphasize the value of people with disabilities to build and maintain relationships with NC legislators and decision-makers while bridging relationships and a network among NC self-advocates.

JANUARY 5 - Extra Session: Why Do You Participate in the Discussion Series Sessions?

Attendees will have an opportunity to describe their experiences of self-advocacy and advocating for others. This session will have attendees describe different ways of using one’s voice to advocate. Come ready to share stories about speaking up, speaking to groups, writing and speaking to decision-makers, calling representatives, and making video messages!

Register here.

 

About the series: NCCDD is hosting a monthly self-advocate discussion series facilitated by Chris Hendricks, NCCDD Policy Education Coordinator/Legislative Liaison and NCCDD self-advocate executive committee member, Cheryl Powell. The goal of the series is to prepare, organize and mobilize NC self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. The Council aims to emphasize the value of people with disabilities to build and maintain relationships with NC legislators and decision-makers while bridging relationships and a network among NC self-advocates.

FEBRUARY 2 – Session #4: The Valuable Principle: Policy and Social Change Advocacy

Policy experts will relate the Valuable Principle to building and maintaining relationships with NC legislators and policymakers. Presenters (names removed) will balance training, knowledge sharing, and attendee participation for approaching decision-makers.

Register here.

 

About the series: NCCDD is hosting a monthly self-advocate discussion series facilitated by Chris Hendricks, NCCDD Policy Education Coordinator/Legislative Liaison and NCCDD self-advocate executive committee member, Cheryl Powell. The goal of the series is to prepare, organize and mobilize NC self-advocates for influencing social and systems change. The Council aims to emphasize the value of people with disabilities to build and maintain relationships with NC legislators and decision-makers while bridging relationships and a network among NC self-advocates.

 

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