As a Black, immigrant woman with a disability (more on this below), I hold a personal and special interest in Black History Month, which originated in 1915 — half a century after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. It was founded by historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson when he established [click to continue...]
Laka Mitiku Negassa
Laka Mitiku Negassa graduated from the master’s program at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is interested in how health policy affects the disability community in terms of access to health care and quality of that care.
GW Graduate Student in Health Policy to Fight for Disability Rights Washington, D.C., September 14, 2019 – Laka Mitiku Negassa imagined she would spend her career in research or medicine, learning how the brain works. But a serious accident that caused a traumatic brain injury set her on a different track – to campaign for [click to continue...]
“Over the last 20 to 30 years, things have changed significantly for people with disabilities, young people especially. They’re much more educated, they’re much more tech savvy, their expectations are very different from the previous generations.” – Michael Reardon, Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Supervisory Policy Advisor Washington, D.C., August 30 – During a day-long [click to continue...]