LWPTSA Special Education Group April 2021 Meeting

“There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not lead single issue lives.”

Audre Lorde

Equity Means Disability Justice – at the intersection of Disability and Race

Yordanos Gebreamlak, Senior Education Ombuds of the Governor’s Office of Education Ombuds will present on the intersection of disability and race and how the lens of disability justice can guide caregiver and student involvement and advocacy within the k-12 education system and equity work.

Ms. Gebreamlak has a Master’s degree in Social Work focusing on Children, Youth and Families and an unwavering passion for working collaboratively towards equitable access to education. Yordanos has worked with families of students with disabilities with the goal of a student-centered resolution, with families who’ve experienced homelessness, students in foster care, and with refugee families. Her work centers on a holistic inter-generational approach. Yordanos’ own k-12 experience has been the driving force behind her desire to assist students and families navigate the school system and empower and amplify their voices and boost family engagement in important decision-making.  

  • When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM
  • Register: please email special.ed@lwptsa.net for the meeting link

Send questions to the Special Education Group at special.ed@lwptsa.net.