August 29, 2011
In July, young leaders with disabilities traveled to Spain for an 11-day cultural and leadership program. Among general taking in of Spanish culture and life, students participated in:
- Workshops and discussions with disability rights leaders and students focused on disability rights laws, education, employment, media and strategies for disability rights leadership.
- Site visits to Disabled People’s Organizations, Spanish schools and universities, and community organizations, as well as historic sites and community events.
- Spanish cultural enrichment activities.
Thanks to 2011 U.S./Spain: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Disability Rights Leadership Exchange Program sponsors: the New York Community Trust / Wallace Fund for Youth, established in Community Funds by the co-founder of The Reader’s Digest Association.