Berkeley Lab

Oct. 18 Brownbag: Righting Wrongs, Fighting Bias

Photo of Susan Henderson

Susan Henderson, director, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

photo of Lawrence Carter-Long

Lawrence Carter-Long, director
of communications, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

As part of Berkeley Lab’s Disability and Inclusion Month, Susan Henderson and Lawrence Carter-Long of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) will discuss the organization’s fight to defend the rights of disabled people and to right negative stereotypes that limit disabled people in the workplace and beyond. The brownbag discussion takes place at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Building 59 (Wang Hall) room 3101, and is sponsored by All Access, Berkeley Lab’s Disability Inclusion Employee Resource Group.

Founded in Berkeley in 1979, DREDF is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

Henderson, who has been with DREDF since 1997,  started the Foster Youth Resources for Education (FYRE) project to heighten awareness and protect the rights of children with disabilities in the child welfare system. She started DREDF’s Disability and Media Alliance Project (D-MAP) to address the misinformed disability coverage that undermines public policy. She conducts workshops on disability and human rights internationally.

Carter-Long is DREDF’s first-ever Director of Communications and spearheads their revitalized Disability and Media Alliance Project.