July 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Wise Webinar Series: 

Self Advocates In Leadership (SAIL): Who we are as a coalition with Jessica Renner & Ivanova Smith

Please join us on Thursday, July 9th for our webinar, Self Advocates In Leadership (SAIL): Who we are as a coalition” with Jessica Renner & Ivanova Smith.

Join Jessica Renner, Advocacy Coordinator of SAIL, and Ivanova Smith, SAIL Chair, as they explain the history, vision and work currently being done by the Coalition.  The presentation will give participants an understanding of how self advocates have and are working to improve the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities systems in Washington State, was well as ideas for how allies, advocates and service providers can support these efforts and become part of the movement.

  • What is SAIL
  • What SAIL does
  • History of SAIL
  • Bills SAIL has passed
  • Bills and efforts SAIL is currently focused on
  • Thoughts on how to support the movement
  • Question and Answer
Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will understand who SAIL is, what they do and how to become involved
  • Participants will gain a general history of the SAIL advocacy efforts
  • Participants will gain a general understanding of current bills and efforts SAIL is focused on

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 

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Ivanova Smith

Ivanova Smith is activist advocate, for Atwork!, anemployment agency in Bellevue Washington, and University of Washington Leadership Education Neurodevelopmental disabilities LEND Faculty. Ivanova is a leader in the Washington state self-advocacy movement; they are chair of Self Advocates in Leadership (SAIL.) They are on the board for the Washington state APSE Chapter and member of People First of Washington.They are happily married with a two year old daughter. Ivanova’s first years of life were spent in an institutional orphanage in Soviet occupied Latvia. This experience is increased their passion for civil freedoms and liberty for all citizens and workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Language: Ivanova uses both identity and people first language. They value both with their unique histories. They use them interchangeability throughout the presentation because they arespeaking on intellectual disability experience along with autistic experience..

Jessica Renner
Jessica Renner is a self advocate who lives in Kent, Washington. She works for the Arc of Washington State as the Advocacy Coordinator for Self Advocates in Leadership (SAIL). 
Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination.  Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.
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