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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:

  1. to assist persons with disabilities in securing public benefits to which they are entitled;
  2. to increase civic engagement among people with disabilities so that their voice is heard in policy decisions that impact their lives; and
  3. 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.

Enable Project partners include: The Disability Independence Group, the Advocacy Network on Disabilities, the Center for Independent Living of South Florida, and Catalyst Miami.

 

For information about Enable Project or how to get involved, please contact Sonni Barma: sonnib@catalystmiami.org