Legislative Self Advocacy During the Pandemic

Connecting Our Voices of Inclusion with Legislators & Policymakers While Staying Safe and Socially Distant

A Video Premier and Virtual Panel Discussion:

Our Voices, a Southeastern Virginia Self-Advocacy Group and members of the A Life Like Yours Self-Advocacy Alliance, will premier two videos funded through a grant from the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.

Following the premier, Our Voices members will participate in panel discussion moderated by Founder and CEO of 6 Wheels Consulting, Matthew Shapiro. They will discuss their experience producing the videos and the importance of reaching our legislators with compelling messages of inclusion and funding for individualized supports.

Jesse Monroe – Grace Feazelle – Keisha Turner – Calvin Burkhart – Blake Kelmar

Michelle Brown – Kevin Latham – James Burney - Dorothy Clark

Daniel Gunn – Kristina Sherman - Page Powell – Reid Eaton – Kevin Benton 


If you are an alumni of Partners in Policymaking (PIP) or the Youth Leadership Academy/Forum (YLA/YLF) and your contact information has changed, please let us know at training@vbpd.virginia.gov

Contact Us

For More Information about the Training Alumni Association email training@vbpd.virginia.gov

For Details about the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, visit www.vaboard.org

Funding for this project/product was supported, in part, by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, under grant number 2001VASCDD-01 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.