February 9, 2012

Educate to Advocate event to be Wednesday, Feb. 15

"Educate to Advocate: Strategies to Advance Disability Public Policies," an event highlighting Tennessee and national issues regarding the service system for disabled people, will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 241 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle.

Topics and panelists:

  • Elise McMillan, J.D., co-director, Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities - moderator
  • Doria Panvini, chair, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Community Advisory Council — How a Bill Becomes a Law and Some Do's and Don'ts of Legislative Advocacy
  • William Edington, public policy director, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities — Disability Issues for the Upcoming Session of the Tennessee Legislature
  • Carol Westlake, executive director, Tennessee Disability Coalition — Federal Disability Issues, Including Health Care Policy/Reform as it Affects Individuals with Disabilities and their Families

Registration is required, and lunch will be provided. Please register at: kc.vanderbilt.edu/registration.

For more information, email laurie.fleming@vanderbilt.edu or call 936-8852.