Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events with Friends 

Friends of the Truman Foundation is proud to connect and inspire our community of public service leaders and partners. While in-person events have been suspended for the foreseeable future, we will continue to offer online programming.

Our upcoming events can be found below.

Fostering Inclusive Communities: Perspectives on Disability Experience, Policy, & Advocacy

Thursday, April 22nd at 1 pm ET

According to the World Bank, one billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. As COVID-19 continues to have wide-reaching impact across the globe, it is essential to understand how people with disabilities are uniquely affected with respect to health, education, and transportation.

Panelists will explore the landscape of disability advocacy, personal and community experience, and ways that we can all be more inclusive of those with disabilities. Our moderator is Jory Fleming (SC 16), Climate Solutions Specialist at Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments and the author of the forthcoming book How to Be Human: An Autistic Man’s Guide to Life.

Panelists include:

  • Teresa Danso-Danquah (VA 14), NextGen Initiatives Manager at Disability:IN
  • Anna Landre (NJ 20), Fellow at the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Commissioner of ANC 2E in Washington, DC
  • Jay Ruckelshaus (IN 15), Founder and CEO, Ramp Less Traveled
  • Zoie Sheets (IL 16), Director of Leadership Development, The Inclusive Collective