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Christopher Coleman, Policy Fellow

Nation Leadership Program, Fall 2017

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Christopher Coleman

Christopher Coleman is a Public Policy and Employment Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program. As a result of his interests in holistic care, acknowledging the interconnectedness of mental and physical health, he has made it his mission to advocate for disadvantaged populations.

Coleman has held multiple internships during his scholastic career, including at Green Door, a behavioral therapy health clinic for low-income mentally ill individuals, many of whom had multiple disabilities. At Green Door, he witnessed how the social service system dehumanized people with psychiatric disabilities. The government that was supposed to help them, had failed them. Through this experience at Green Door, he developed his interests in public policy, enacting change that has a wide sweeping effect.

Coleman is a recent graduate of Morehouse College with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Public Health. After his time at RespectAbility, he plans to attend graduate school for health policy.

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Lauren Appelbaum
Lauren Appelbaum

Lauren Appelbaum is the Vice President, Communications, of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities, and managing editor of The RespectAbility Report, a publication at the intersection of disability and politics. Previously she was a digital researcher with the NBC News political unit. As an individual with an acquired invisible disability - Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - she writes about the intersection of disability, employment, Hollywood and politics. From entertainment professionals to presidential campaigns, journalists to philanthropists, she conducts trainings on the why and how to be more inclusive and accessible. Behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, Appelbaum engages decision makers and creatives to improve the quality and number of authentic, diverse and inclusive presentations of people with disabilities on TV and film so audiences can see people with disabilities as vital contributors in America and around the world. She and her team have consulted on projects with Amazon, Disney/ABC Television, NBCUniversal, Netflix, and The Walt Disney Studios, among others. Appelbaum also enriches the pool of disabled talent in Hollywood by nurturing and connecting them to those who can assist with their careers, both on the creative and business sides of the industry. She is the author of The Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit, which was created to help entertainment professionals to be as inclusive of people with disabilities as possible, and the creator of an innovative Lab Program for entertainment professionals with disabilities working behind the camera. To reach her, email LaurenA@RespectAbility.org.

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