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The Dan Thompson Employment Rallies were an Exciting Opportunity for the Washington State Developmental Disability Employment Community!

The 2023-2024 Dan Thompson Employment Rallies came to Washington State! Attendees joined us to share the history of our movement, and worked together to define a vision and create a plan to move Employment forward through 2030!

There were six regional rallies and the final statewide Rally in Ellensburg on April 18th-19th. All of the events were led by people with developmental disabilities and included an online and in-person option for attendees. All event materials were made available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Russian.

Thanks to all who attended in-person and virtually!

Completed Rallies

Statewide: Ellensburg

April 18 (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) and April 19, 2024 (9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.)

Central Washington University, Student Union Building

1007 N Chestnut St, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Region 1: Spokane

October 17, 2023 (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Spokane Community College, The Lair

Building 6 Student Center

1810 N Greene St, Spokane, WA 99217

Region 1: Tri-Cities

October 19, 2023: (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Uptown Theater

1300 Jadwin Ave, Richland, WA 99354

Region 2:  Bellingham

February 20, 2024 (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Western Washington University: Viking Union Building

Multipurpose Room,

516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Region 2:  Des Moines

February 22, 2024 (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Highline College, Mount Constance/Olympic Rooms

Building 8 Student Center

2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198

Region 3:  Vancouver

March 19, 2024 (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Clark College, Gaiser Hall

1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

Region 3: Tacoma

March 21, 2024 (9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

UW/YMCA, Room 303/304

1710 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Rally Handouts & Materials

View Rally materials in English, Spanish (Español), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt), Korean (한국어), or Russian (Русский)

Graphic: a lime green projector screen with teal border.
Graphic image of the DSHS Regional map of Washington State.
Graphic image of Dan Thompson standing behind a podium with "2023 - 2024" written on it. Silhouettes of a crowd in the background.