National Leadership Program, Summer 2016
Cara Liebowitz was a Social Media and Communications Apprentice at RespectAbility. She joined RespectAbility in the Summer 2016 cohort and remained on the team throughout the fall, organizing the Born This Way #BTWchat weekly Twitter chats. During the summer, she also managed the organization’s Facebook page and contributed to its Twitter account. A native New Yorker, Liebowitz holds a Master’s Degree in Disability Studies from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. As an activist and a writer, she focuses on disability issues large and small, with an emphasis on pride, culture and education.
Liebowitz has worked with a variety of disability and social justice organizations, including Everyday Feminism, DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring), The RAISE Center, and the Youth Council of the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. In January 2016, she was honored to co-facilitate a writing workshop for women and girls with disabilities at the White House.
In addition to her work with RespectAbility, Liebowitz interned at 2gether International, where she created content and recruited participants for 2gether International’s campaigns focused on youth with disabilities. She blogs at http://www.thatcrazycrippledchick.com.
Below are the pieces Liebowitz wrote for RespectAbility publications:
- Disability Rights Advocate Anastasia Somoza Takes Center Stage at DNC (September 26, 2016)
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