People On the Go Maryland, Maryland’s statewide self-advocacy group, in conjunction with Project ACTION! (Advocacy, Change, Training, Information, Organizing and Networking), a regional coalition of self-advocates and self-advocacy groups from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., joined forces for a virtual biannual conference on September 23. The conference’s theme was “ALL Means ALL: Inclusion, Diversity, Acceptance.” The purpose of the event was to discuss barriers, identify strategies and solutions, and increase advocacy.
Artist and disability advocate Tyree Brown was the keynote speaker. Brown was invited to attend the 31st anniversary celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and visited the White House for the event, meeting President Joe Biden.