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Walk N’ Roll. On October 15, 2017, APIDC will be hosting its first walk-run, which it has named “Walk N’ Roll”. This will be a festive community fair in celebration of Disability Awareness Month. The event will feature educational activity booths designed and staffed by APIDC’s Youth Leadership Institute graduates, entertainment by people with disabilities, resource tables, refreshments and a relay run sponsored by local bar associations and community organizations. The event will be at the business campus named The Alhambra in the City of Alhambra.

For more information and to register as a runner for this event please visit the Walk N’ Roll page.

The Youth Leadership Institute is aimed at training people to become advocates for APIs with disabilities. We seek young adults from all walks of life and ethnicities who have a passion for empowering APIs with disabilities.

The Youth Leadership Institute focuses on a combination of developing grassroots leadership skills and providing a safe space for mutual sharing and learning. Participants are selected from a broad variety of backgrounds who show a strong potential to become future leaders.

 What to expect during the program

  1. Interactive discussions on grassroots leadership, topics including:
    • API/Disability Rights History
    • Advocacy
    • Coalition Building
    • Communication/Networking Skills
    • Public Speaking Skills
    • Basic Employability Skills
  2. Opportunities to discuss how your involvement in the community and the issues that you wish to address or learn more about
  3. Free time to interact with other participants

The 2017 Youth Leadership Institute concluded May 7.

Applications for the 2018 Youth Leadership Institute will be available in March 2018.

Speaker Series. With the generous support of AT&T, APIDC facilitated its first speaker series in 2013 in both northern and southern California. The series aims to bring speakers from different parts of the disabilities community to present to different regional communities of California. Notable speakers include the Honorable Tammy Duckworth of the US House of Representatives, William Tamayo, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Regional Attorney, and Alice Wong of the National Council on Disability.