Activist Academy: Disability Rights, Advocacy, and Education

Teens, looking for a community service opportunity? Join us for a lively presentation and Q&A with internationally acclaimed YouTuber Jessica Kellgren-Fozard on the topic of Disability rights, advocacy, and education!

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard is a vintage icon and leading advocate for LGBTQ+ and disability rights. Her unique sense of personal style, coupled with her blend of creativity and intellect, has amassed her a legion of fans. Jessica’s unique and humorous take on life and forging on ‘when the going gets tough’ has seen her lauded by DIVA Magazine as a ‘Rising Star’ of the LGBTQ+ community, has won her awards including ‘Vlogger of the Year’ from Blogosphere Magazine and has seen her work with huge brand and channels such as MTV, BBC Three, BBC Radio 1 and ITV.

Learn how to be an advocate, how to identify ableism, and historic and modern progress towards meaningful accommodations and equality. This virtual event will take place on Sunday, March 7, at 4 p.m. The event is open to teens and their parents, and attendees will earn 1.5 hours of community service. Registration is required; click here to register.

This program made possible by:
Rye Free Reading Room Auxiliary Board, pRYEde, Rye ACT, Rye Youth Council, Westchester Library System, White Plains Library Foundation, White Plains Public Library, Harrison Public Library, Chappaqua Public Library, Irvington Public Library, John C. Hart Public Library, Scarsdale Public Library, Croton Free Library, Ossining Public Library, Greenburgh Public Library, and Larchmont Public Library.

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