Disability Rights & The Enable Project
The Enable Project is a Catalyst-led coalition that trains nonprofits about inclusion of people with disabilities in their organizations and movements. The goals of this collaborative project are three-fold:
- to assist persons with disabilities in securing public benefits to which they are entitled;
- to increase civic engagement among people with disabilities so that their voice is heard in policy decisions that impact their lives; and
- to increase the representation of people with disabilities in social justice movements.
During 2019, the Enable Project, in collaboration with Venture Café Miami and the Cambridge Innovation Center, hosted several meet-and-greets, events, and workshops. Training and presentations focused on topics designed to increase access and inclusion in civic engagement and social justice organizing in Miami-Dade County. We placed specific emphasis on the intersection of civic engagement and disability, building capacity around disability benefits service delivery, planning accessible events, and the intersection of domestic violence/sexual assault and disability.