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Solomon Schechter Hosts Community Conversation about Disabilities and Race

Presenters at the Martin Luther King Day community conversation at Solomon Schechter Day School. Submitted photo

The panel discussion was held on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Solomon Schechter in West Hartford.


In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Solomon Schechter Day School, along with the West Hartford Public Schools, hosted “Thinking Beyond Disabilities: A Community Conversation about Intersectionality”.

Introduced by Solomon Schechter head of School Andrea Kaspar and West Hartford Public Schools Director for Continuing Education and Diversity Advancement Roszena Haskins, and moderated by University of Connecticut Professor David Embrick, a panel including Grace Clark, founder of Autism Multicultural Program (AMP); Solandy Forte, Ph.D., LCSW, BCBA-D; former Board of Education member Bruce Putterman and Representative Derek Slap contributed their expertise.

These Connecticut leaders shared their experiences and perspectives on the intersection of race, disability and culture focusing on defining the issues and engaging the audience to present solutions.

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