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30/30 – Sports as a Tool for Advocacy and Development Webinar focusing on Article 30 of the CRPD and Goal 11 of the SDGs.

On 25 February 2021 the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), a 501c3 non-profit, and The Foundation for Global Sports Development and SideWinder Films held a virtual panel titled 30/30 – Sports as a Tool for Advocacy and Development.

The event #Sports3030 was used social media (@USICD and @gsd_sidewinder)

The ninety-minute online event focused on how Article 30 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport, and Goal 11 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and how it has been used to elevate the conversations on the need for the inclusion of disabled people’s advocacy and education in all developments opportunities and how you can support wider efforts.

The panel was facilitated by USICD’s Vice President, Candace Cable (@CandaceCableNow), and Karin Korb (@KarinKorb), Lakeshore Foundation Policy and Public Affairs Coordinator.

Panelists include:

Charlotte McClain Nhlapo – Global Disability Advisor, World Bank Group (@McNhlapo)

Keith Jones – President/CEO of Soul Touchin’ Experiences and co-founder Krip Hop Nation (@dasoultoucha)

Vladimir Cuk – Executive Director, International Disability Alliance (@VladimirCuk2)

Ann Cody – Special Advisor, US Department of State (@SportsEmpower @StateDRL)

Victor Calise – Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (@NYCCalise)

The USICD Logo with the words Celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

USICD’s Fundraising Annual Gala

Every year we observe and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on or around December 3rd. At our gala, we honor leaders of the disability rights movement whose impact has been felt on the international stage—American policymakers are recipients of the Dole-Harkin Award, for distinction in public service to the global disability community, and an overseas disability rights advocate is honored for his/her outstanding work in advancing the rights, opportunities, and dignity of persons with disabilities.

2020 Virtual Gala

THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES With the USICD Board, Donors, Friends and Congressional, Corporate, and other Partners of USICD!

Date: 3 December, 2020

View the 2020 USICD Virtual Gala Recording

Watch our sneak peek video

Our 2020 Dole- Harkin Award Honorees!

Photo of Senator Bob Casey
Senator Bob Casey
A photo of Congresswoman Dina Titus
Congresswoman Dina Titus

Special Honor for International Advocacy presented to:

Ms. Ikponwosa Ero
International Advocate Ms. Ikponwosa Ero

Our 2020 Gala Sponsors:

Presenting Level Sponsors

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Celebrate Level Sponsors

New Editions Consulting, Inc.
The Foundation for Global Sports Development & Sidewinder Films
AT&T Logo

Silver & Patron Level Sponsors

Source AmericaEastern Oregon Center for Independent LivingDr. Patricia Morrissey

Senator Bob Dole – Dr. Ruthie-Marie Beckwith – William Abrams – Paralyzed Veterans of America

Ready to sponsor our 2021 Gala and Mission? Contact USICD’s Executive Director Isabel Hodge .

Past Gala Details:

2014 Dole-Harkin Honoree – Senator Tom Harkin; International Advocate- Gerard Quinn, Ireland. Event held at the U.S. Institute of Peace. View Photos.

2015 Dole-Harkin Honoree – Senator Kelly Ayotte; International Advocate, Kalle Konkkola, Finland. Event held at the Embassy of Finland. View Photos.

2016 Dole- Harkin Honorees – Senator Al Franken & Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers; International Advocate, Silvia Quan, Guatemala. Event held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. View Photos.

2017 Dole-Harkin Honorees – Senator John Barrasso & Judith Heumann; International Advocate, Risnawati Utami, Indonesia. Event held at the Embassy of France. View Photos.

2018 Dole-Harkin Honorees – Senator John McCain II & Senator Tammy Duckworth; International Advocate, Rosemary Kayess, Australia. Event held at the AT&T Forum in Washington, DC. View Photos.

2019 Dole-Harkin Honorees – Representative Jim Langevin and Marca Bristo (posthumously); International Advocate, Sir Philip Craven, United Kingdom. Event held at the AT&T Forum in Washington, DC. View Photos. Watch video remarks from USICD’s President, Dr. Patricia Morrissey Watch the Marca Bristo memorial video shown at the Gala. Watch video remarks from Sir Philip Craven.