International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebrated in D.C.

The U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) held their 5th Annual Gala celebration last night at the AT&T Forum in Washington D.C. and our very own, Leelynn Brady was on hand representing AILH.  The event celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities, honored leaders of the disability rights movement whose impact has been felt on the international stage.

 

The USICD presented the Dole-Harkin award for distinction in public service to the global disability community, (named after Senator Bob Dole and Senator Tom Harkin), to Senator John S. McCain III posthumously, and to Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

 

The USICD’s International  Advocate award was presented to Rosemary Kayess from Australia who was recently elected to serve on the CRPD Committee. She is an accomplished human rights lawyer, researcher and academic. She is also currently Chair of the Australian Centre for Disability Law and Director of the Disability Innovation Institute at the University of New South Wales.

 

The annual USICD gala is a spectacular event that brings together disability rights advocates, legislative leaders, new and long-term donors, business and philanthropic leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, and other friends of the disability rights movement.

 

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