Our 2021 Virtual Empowerment Retreat was a Success!
Our annual Empowerment Retreat for adults with disabilities was held virtually on September 17-19, 2021. We had over 40 participants from all over the US and a few from Canada as well! Retreaters were treated to an amazing array of workshops and sessions throughout the weekend.
Thank you to all those who made the 2021 Empowerment Retreat such an amazing virtual event, including the engaging speakers and movement artists who shared their knowledge, expertise and creativity, and the wonderful co-coordinators and facilitators for their dedication and hard work. And thank you to the retreaters themselves for their curiosity, willingness to learn and kindness to themselves and others. We can’t wait for Empowerment Retreat 2022!!
CO-COORDINATORS: Millie Gonzalez and Colleen Roche
Andrew Gurza – How Sex and Disability Feels
Karin Hitselberger – The Most Radical Thing You Can Do: Harnessing the Power of Self-Acceptance
Marianne Ruffin – Gender-Based Violence and Disability
Ligia Andrade Zuniga – Accessible Sexuality
Nathan Todd – The One Relationship that Matters Most and What Stops It From Being Meaningful
Dr. Timothy Brei – Living Well With a Disability
Robert Hanski – Your Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Fair Housing Act: Case Studies
Harmanie Rose Taylor – Dance!
Jess Martin – Elements That Surround Us
Amy Meisner-Threet – Seated Yoga
Ania Flatau – U-Jam
David Figueroa – Fitness
Amanda Trott – Modern Dance
Janice Laurence – Contemporary Inclusive Improv