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About us

LINK20 is a global social movement led by a network of young activists, with and without disabilities. Our goal is to raise awareness on the right of people with disabilities to be fully included in our society and strengthen young activist’s leadership skills and influence in promoting inclusion and social justice.

LINK20 members are young activists and advocates, with and without disabilities who care about social justice and inclusion for all.  LINK20 creates a platform for social activism in the digital space. We do that by creating and promoting awareness campaigns, initiating and attending leadership and network events, and taking active roles in designing programs on a local, national and global level.

Zoom Fest 2020

Due to ongoing public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), LINK20 has suspended any in-person meeting for the foreseeable future. Instead, we are offering online meetings and free webinars. Check out what’s coming and don’t forget to RSVP!

Thursday, April 2: join our free webinar on the importance of voting and the disability vote. Tune in to learn from Marlene Sallo, Executive Director of the Disability Law Center in Boston, MA. Click on the photo to RVSP.

Monday, April 6: YouTuber and disability advocate Daniel Jones will be talking about his life as a YouTuber and the journey he has taken to create his successful channel “The Aspie World”.

Monday, April 13, 2020: join us for a presentation about job search and how to use platforms such as LinkedIn when looking for a job.

Latest advocacy work

#AccessibleAir Campaign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In December 2019 we launched our new campaign #AccessibleAir. The campaign calls airports and airlines to make the travel more accessible for those with disabilities. In the video, LINK20 members share their experiences on traveling and suggest ways to improve accessibility.  In addition to the video, we have sent letters to over 100 airports in the US calling them to start a conversation with our members to make traveling more accessible for all. We have been in conversations with over 20 airports and continue to follow up with them. Stay tuned for more updates. Click  the link to watch the video and share https://www.facebook.com/Link20usa/videos/785966881885287/

Local Leadership Groups

Currently, there are 4 active leaders groups in NY, DC, Boston, and SF. The groups consist of active individuals with and without disabilities who care about social justice and inclusion. To get involved with our groups and learn more about the activity, please contact jenny@rudermanfoundation.org

LINK20@MIT Leadership in the Digital Age Program

LINK20 partnered with MIT’s Sloan School of Management to provide a five full-day course for social influencers for social justice, inclusion leadership & advocacy. The first cohort of the program took place in May 2019. Taught by MIT Sloan faculty, the program focused on leadership strategies, best practices, and social media best practices. It provided participants with tools to help them become high impact social influencers.

 

For more information about the program and how to apply, please visit https://lead20mit.rudermanfoundation.org/

Follow Us!

To learn more about our recent advocacy work and to get involved email us at rinat@rudermanfoundation.org . Check our recent work on our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/link20_us/and Facebook page LINK20 USA:  http://shorturl.at/dlBCP  

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