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Mia Ives-Rublee    

Political Consultant, Civil Rights Activist, Founder & Coordinator for the Women’s March on Washington Disability Caucus

Mia Ives-Rublee is a disabled transracial adoptee who has dedicated her life’s work to civil rights activism. She began her journey as an adapted athlete, competing internationally in track, road racing, fencing, and crossfit. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill and began working with disabled people to help them find work and independence in their communities at the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Mia is best known for founding the Women’s March Disability Caucus and organizing the original Women’s March on Washington in 2017. She has worked with numerous progressive organizations on disability justice and inclusion. As a public speaker, Mia advocates on the national stage for the rights of disabled people, immigrants, and other marginalized communities. Rublee is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

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You Left Us Out
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Take Action and Vote!
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Mia Ives Rublee Interview
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Speech Topics


FROM ATHLETE TO ACTIVIST: ONE PERSON’S STORY ON FINDING THEIR VOICE

Storytelling is a fundamental tool used by humans to teach and connect. Mia provides participants the opportunity to learn how to use storytelling to create social change in their communities.

This online presentation explores:

  • Mia’s story and how it has informed her own organizing practices
  • The fundamentals of good storytelling
  • Participant’s own stories and how they connect with specific issues their passionate about

DISABILITY JUSTICE AND INCLUSION 101

Disability intersects every facet of human life. But many organizations continue to struggle with how disability affects the issues they care about and how to be inclusive of the disability community. This workshop provides participants the opportunity to understand the basics of Disability Justice and learn how to make their own organizations and businesses more inclusive of the disability community.

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