Nearly two dozen disability rights advocates from around the world are in Eugene right now. They’re participating in a program that has trained more than 200 women from 89 countries since its launch 25 years ago to help lead efforts to achieve disability rights in their home countries. We hear from Aarthi Burtony, a blind activist from the island nation of Mauritius, and one of the participants in this year’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability. We’ll also hear from Susan Sygall, the CEO and co-founder of Mobility International USA, the Eugene-based nonprofit that created the program, about the impact its alumni are having around the world.
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