In honor of Disability Pride Month, the CSET Inclusion Alliance was delighted to host an insightful dialogue with guest speaker Linnea Lassiter. Lassiter, a Senior Policy Analyst, has dedicated her career to social and economic policy matters disproportionately affecting marginalized communities. As a self-described “policy nerd” and disabled Black woman, her personal and professional perspectives are centered on anti-racism, with her work reflecting the unique combination of firsthand lived experience and nearly 15 years of academic and professional policy analysis, think tank research, and advocacy. Notably, Lassiter co-authored the report produced by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the Center for Democracy and Technology titled “Centering Disability in Technology Policy: Issue Landscape and Potential Opportunities for Action.” In this conversation, she highlighted the hurdles that technology often presents for those within the disabled community and the obstacles faced when striving to create effective policies for this marginalized group. The dialogue concluded with Linnea offering actionable recommendations, suggesting strategies that CSET could adopt to better serve and support the disabled community through our work.
Below, you’ll find a (non-exhaustive) list of information and resources compiled by CSET team members to help us learn from, support, and celebrate Disability Pride Month.
Read Books by Authors with a Disability:
- Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories From the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong
- Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
- My Body is Not A Prayer Request by Amy Kenny
- True Biz by Sara Nović
- Being Heumann by Judy Heumann
- The Pretty One by Keah Brown
Listen to a Podcast Hosted by a Member of the Disabled Community:
Donate to Causes that Support the Disabled Community:
Reflection and Resources:
- Disability Cultural Initiative
- Disability Employee Resource Group
- DC Office of Disability Rights
- The Arc
- Art Enables
- National Disability Rights Network
- Disability Pride Toolkit and Resource Guide
Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the various information above belong solely to the author/organization/etc., and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Georgetown University, and/or other groups or individuals.