15 episodes

There is no equity without disability. Featuring a compelling mix of personal stories and practical insights from the disability community and the philanthropic sector, each episode of the Disability Inclusion: Required podcast is a call to action for philanthropy to meaningfully work toward disability inclusion, rights, and justice.

Disability Inclusion: Required Disability & Philanthropy Forum

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There is no equity without disability. Featuring a compelling mix of personal stories and practical insights from the disability community and the philanthropic sector, each episode of the Disability Inclusion: Required podcast is a call to action for philanthropy to meaningfully work toward disability inclusion, rights, and justice.

    Disability Inclusion: Required - Episode 15 - Uplifting the LGBTQIA+ Disabled Experience

    Disability Inclusion: Required - Episode 15 - Uplifting the LGBTQIA+ Disabled Experience

    In this episode of Disability Inclusion: Required, host Emily Ladau welcomes Gabriel Foster, Co-founder & Executive Director of the Trans Justice Funding Project. Foster shines a spotlight on the importance of centering the leadership of trans people in funding decisions, particularly in relation to intersecting oppressions such as ableism. Foster emphasizes the need for funders to move beyond symbolic gestures and provide meaningful support to LGBTQIA+ communities year-round. He specifically amplifies many of the current challenges faced by the trans community, and calls on philanthropy to prioritize inclusion and collaboration across marginalized communities. Foster urges listeners to consider the risks of inaction and to actively work towards disability inclusion.Our podcast theme music is by Andre Louis (https://onj.me/) and Precious Perez (https://preciousperezmusica.com/). Thank you to Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities (RAMPD) (https://rampd.org/) for connecting these talented disabled musicians with the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

    • 49 min
    Connections Between Mental Health and Disability: A Conversation with Dior Vargas

    Connections Between Mental Health and Disability: A Conversation with Dior Vargas

    In this episode of Disability Inclusion: Required, host Emily Ladau welcomes mental health activist Dior Vargas (https://www.diorvargas.com/) for a conversation about the role philanthropy can play in supporting mental health, wellness, and self-care. Vargas shares a powerful call to action for accessible and equitable mental health care, highlighting the flaws in the current system and calling for community-based support and trauma-informed care.Our podcast theme music is by Andre Louis (https://onj.me/) and Precious Perez (https://preciousperezmusica.com/). Thank you to Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities (RAMPD) (https://rampd.org/) for connecting these talented disabled musicians with the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

    • 27 min
    The Impact of Funding Disabled Media Makers: A Conversation with Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska

    The Impact of Funding Disabled Media Makers: A Conversation with Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska

    In this episode of Disability Inclusion: Required, host Emily Ladau welcomes Inevitable Foundation co-founders Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska for a conversation on the importance of supporting authentic disability representation in the media. Richie and Marisa call on philanthropy to provide funding for media makers both through individual grants and broader initiatives. Together, they highlight the impact of such funding efforts, including helping disabled writers secure jobs and fostering inclusive spaces for disabled creatives.Our podcast theme music is by Andre Louis (https://onj.me/) and Precious Perez (https://preciousperezmusica.com/). Thank you to Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities (RAMPD) (https://rampd.org/) for connecting these talented disabled musicians with the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

    • 37 min
    How Can Philanthropy Help Dismantle Healthcare Inequities?

    How Can Philanthropy Help Dismantle Healthcare Inequities?

    In this episode of Disability Inclusion: Required, host Emily Ladau welcomes Dr. Bonnie Swenor, Endowed Professor of Disability Health and Justice at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Director of the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, about the many healthcare inequities that the disability community experiences due to ableism and inaccessibility. Dr. Swenor calls for philanthropy to engage with the disability community to support the development of better metrics for accurate data collection, highlighting the importance of including diverse perspectives and centering disabled people who hold multiple marginalized identities.Our podcast theme music is by Andre Louis (https://onj.me/) and Precious Perez (https://preciousperezmusica.com/). Thank you to Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities (RAMPD) (https://rampd.org/) for connecting these talented disabled musicians with the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

    • 27 min
    Reflections on Ableism, Anti-Blackness, and Honoring Black Disabled Ancestors: A Conversation with Olivia Williams and Dr. Sami Schalk

    Reflections on Ableism, Anti-Blackness, and Honoring Black Disabled Ancestors: A Conversation with Olivia Williams and Dr. Sami Schalk

    In this episode of Disability Inclusion: Required, the Forum's Senior Program and Communications Associate, Olivia Williams, takes the mic as host. She's joined by Dr. Sami Schalk, associate professor in the Department of Gender & Women's Studies at UW-Madison and author of Black Disability Politics. Olivia and Dr. Schalk's wide-ranging, in-depth conversation covers the connections between ableism and anti-Blackness, shines a spotlight on historical and contemporary Black disabled activism, and uplifts why it's essential to fund the groundbreaking work of Black disabled folks.Our podcast theme music is by Andre Louis (https://onj.me/) and Precious Perez (https://preciousperezmusica.com/). Thank you to Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities (RAMPD) (https://rampd.org/) for connecting these talented disabled musicians with the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

    • 41 min
    The Impact of Funding Direct Action and Organizing: A Conversation with Julie Farrar and Jen Matheson

    The Impact of Funding Direct Action and Organizing: A Conversation with Julie Farrar and Jen Matheson

    In this episode of Disability Inclusion: Required, host Emily Ladau welcomes Julie Farrar, a longtime disabled organizer and activist, along with Jen Matheson, who leads the leads the Advancing Disability Justice program at Northwest Health Foundation. Through storytelling and reflection, Julie and Jen shine a spotlight on the impact of funding direction action and organizing.Our podcast theme music is by Andre Louis (https://onj.me/) and Precious Perez (https://preciousperezmusica.com/). Thank you to Recording Artists And Music Professionals With Disabilities (RAMPD) (https://rampd.org/) for connecting these talented disabled musicians with the Disability & Philanthropy Forum.

    • 35 min

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