Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2019 of the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame
Webinar on January 17, 2020 1:00-2:30pm EST
Please join members of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition for a live webinar on International Mentoring Day, part of National Mentoring Month, to induct the Class of 2019 into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. This year’s ceremony will recognize 32 individuals and one organization for their commitment to mentoring and disability inclusion in their respective areas of work and service.
This year we will have the following guest speakers:
- Daniel Hodges, University of Baltimore law school student will provide welcoming remarks and induct his Pearson mentor, Alisa Key.
- Maria Palacios, Class of 2019, will read a new poem she has written for the event entitled, Crip Words of Advice to the Younger Generation.
- John Kemp, President/CEO of The Viscardi Center will honor the life and legacy Barbara Butz, Class of 2017
- Judith Heumann, International Disability Rights Activist, will honor the life and mentoring legacy of Marca Bristo, Class of 2015
Join us to celebrate the Class of 2019 inductees and celebrate Barbara and Marca and their commitment to mentoring others in their work and in their lives.
About the Hall of Fame
The Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established to honor those who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities. The Hall of Fame”s namesake, Susan M. Daniels, devoted her life to improving the lives of others with disabilities. As a person with a disability who achieved enormous professional and personal success, she had significant impact as a senior policy maker, as an inspirational speaker and teacher, and as a devoted mentor to hundreds of individuals.
In 2015, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition named 25 outstanding leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame – 25 champions marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These inductees were selected for their demonstrated commitment to mentoring and for their impact on improving the lives of people with disabilities. The public has been invited to nominate individuals and organizations for the Hall of Fame every year. A total of 85 individuals and 13 organizations have been inducted to date. You can find the full list of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 honorees on their respective pages.
Image Description: Hall of Fame Inductee Certificate with the January 17, 2020 1:-2:30pm EST National Induction Ceremony listed where a person’s name would go.