Conversation on advocacy and programming for individuals with disabilities

24 / 11 / 2021 | Conference, Event

Event Description

A conversation on advocacy and programming for individuals with disabilities organised by the IFS in collaboration with Fordham University as part of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Meet with other settlement house colleagues from around the world to share practices and strategies.


Dr. Elspeth Slayter is a professor of social work at Salem State University who identifies as a member of the disability community, Dr. Slayter is a forensic social worker in child welfare, criminal defense, juvenile justice, and education settings. Her equity-focused research addresses disability, and race in the addiction and child welfare sectors. She coordinates Salem State’s Certificate in Equity-Minded Practice with the Massachusetts of Department of Children and Families. She is a co-founder of #SWEduActs, a group of social work educators who are united in the effort to engage in anti-racist practice. Dr. Slayter has taught at Boston College, Simmons University and the United Nations University. Dr. Slayter obtained a M.A. and Ph.D. in social welfare policy at Brandeis University. She was a pre-doctoral trainee with the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.  She received her M.S.W. at New York University and her B.A. in history at Macalester College.

Frida Dahlberg, Secretary General at Leisure Association for Children and Youth with functional variations and member of the IFS Board of Directors.

Time & Date

Friday December 3rd, 2021 (03/12/2021) @ 7:00 AM EST. The meeting will be conducted in English and an RSVP is required to participate. Please follow this link for registration: United Nations Int Day of Disabilities Flyer 11-22-2021