Disability Rights & The Enable Project
The Enable Project is a coalition led by Catalyst Miami that trains nonprofits on how to include people with disabilities in their organizations and movements. There are three main goals of this collaborative project:
- to help people with disabilities secure the public benefits they’re entitled to;
- to encourage people with disabilities to advocate and get involved in policy decisions that affect 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.