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National Disability Institute (NDI) Pittsburgh Listening Session

The National Disability Institute (NDI) is holding a listening session in Pittsburgh for individuals with a disability, their families, their direct support professionals, and individuals who identify as black, indigenous, and/or person of color (BIPOC) and/or LGBTQ+. The NDI would like to hear from you during the Pittsburgh Coalition on the Intersection of Disability, Race, Ethnicity and Poverty listening session.

The mission of the Pittsburgh Coalition on the Intersection of Disability, Race, Ethnicity and Poverty is to bring awareness that Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Americans with disabilities face unique systemic challenges as a result of their intersecting identities. The goal of the Coalition is to have conversations on intersectionality and break down the unintentional silos that can impede potential holistic, practical solutions to the complex economic challenges faced by individuals of color with a disability by promoting an ecosystem of collaboration between key stakeholder groups, organizations serving individuals with a disability, organizations offering financial empowerment services and organizations serving communities of color.

The Pittsburgh Coalition is comprised of local leaders who are committed to this initiative and want your input to identify next steps to create meaningful change in Pittsburgh for the disability community. You are being invited to join a discussion about addressing financial stability challenges at the intersection of race, ethnicity, poverty and disability.

The Coalition will ask you to:

  • Share what financial wellness and health means to individuals with disabilities?
  • Share, openly and honestly, how you think systemic injustices may lead to economic inequality and its impact on the lives of persons with disabilities.
  • Share barriers faced due to the intersection of race, ethnicity, poverty and disability.

They will not ask you to:

  • Sign up for or purchase any programs or products
  • Share any personal information
  • Engage in conversation where you are uncomfortable.

Register at this link:

Registration is required. Accommodations will be provided upon advanced request. Please allow at least 3-5 business days’ advance notice. For more information or to make a reasonable accommodation request, please contact Ashley Price at See the attached flyer for more information.