CCDC Advocacy Workshop: Addressing Racism in the Disability Community

05/03/2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm


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Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) and the University of Denver (DU) are excited to offer:

Addressing Racism in the Disability Community


FOCUS: The Disability Rights Movement is a Social Justice Movement. However, just as society has left people with disabilities behind, our movement has left people with disabilities of color behind. This one-day class is available to anyone interested in learning more about ways to address racism in the disability community. Leaders and advocates are strongly encouraged to attend.

This one-day session is facilitated by PTISAWQUAH (aka Ellinda), a member of both the disability and the Indigenous Community, who will share with you her many years of experience as a Racial Justice Facilitator and leader.


WHEN: May 3rd, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Lunch provided)

WHERE: TBD (will be held in the Denver Metro Area)


• Learn about the reasons behind these appalling statistics:

Residents of Colorado by Group: % in CO with a Disability Employment rate for those with disability
All Colorado Residents 10.4% 42.8%
African American 11.2% 39.2%
Indigenous 16.4% 23.0%
Hispanic 8.5% 41.0%
Asian 6.9% 46.5%

• Racism and poverty affect outcomes for people with disabilities — communities of color that have high poverty rates have higher levels of disability and worse health outcomes. The severity of disability adds to the income inequality because the more involved the disability is, the greater likelihood of unemployment or underemployment.

• As a social justice-oriented community we must take affirmative steps to address racism in our own community so that our activism benefits our entire community.



To register for the next session, go to Advocacy Training Registration: Disability and Racism and complete the registration form. Registration closes on Friday, April 27, 2018. Class space is limited to 30 people (there is no remote option for this training), so please register early.



Fee structure:

• $150 per applicant, $75 for each additional applicant from the same organization

Scholarship option:

• The fee for class can be waived in exchange for 10 hours of volunteer time with our CCDC Advocacy Team

• The registration form includes the scholarship application.



The University of Denver and Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition have teamed up to provide all enrolled students with the opportunity to earn 1 CEU for successful completion of the Advocacy Training Workshop. This cooperation is a ground-breaking program and a national model for other partnership training programs.

What is a CEU?

• CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is a unit of credit equal to ten hours of participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions.

• Examples of people who need CEUs include engineers, lawyers, CPAs, educators, nurses, architects, mental health professionals, and social workers. CEU records are widely used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements mandated by certification bodies, professional societies, or governmental licensing boards.

• To be able to make this offer, CCDC's advocacy training programs have shown they meet the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ IACET standards established for accreditation in our field.

This accreditation program is a unique and valuable opportunity for any individual interested in adding to their professional portfolio. Registration with DU, a one-time $25 fee paid to DU, and successful completion of the coursework is required to qualify for this program.



• Acceptance and willingness to undergo a criminal background check will be required to volunteer with the CCDC Advocacy Team

• Cancellation before the start of the session is subject to a $25 fee

• Refunds, after the session begins, are calculated on a pro-rated basis



CCDC Advocacy Training is made possible by through partnerships with the following organizations:

• The University of Denver, University College

• The Gill Foundation

• Mile High Connects


For More Information Contact:

Angela Nevin ▲ Email: ▲ Phone: 303.744.6503

Sheryle Hutter ▲ Email: ▲ Phone: 303.744.6503

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition • 1385 S. Colorado Blvd. • Bld A, Ste 610 • Denver, CO 80222

Event Date: 
05/03/2018 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
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