Brilliant & Resilient: Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists
by Mobility International USA (MIUSA), edited by Susan Sygall (KNFP-14) and Susan Dunn

Susan writes "my Kellogg experience was a catalyst to the creation of this book" which "highlights a marginalized group of activists who are breaking down preconceived notions of what is possible and changing our world"

This 120-page, full color, coffee table-style photographic book features powerful portraits and personal stories of 50 disabled women activists from 41 countries. Their stories illustrate issues that significantly impact the lives of women with disabilities, including access to education, employment, political power, reproductive health services, and HIV/AIDS and violence prevention.

With a unified voice, women with disabilities are successfully articulating their needs, issues and achievements to the world and infiltrating broader human rights and gender equality movements.

Proceeds from this book go to support MIUSA’s future women’s leadership trainings.

Cick here for more information about the book and where to order.

For an excerpt from the book, view the brochure below:

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Matusak Courageous Leadership Award
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Open until May 16, 2014

Matusak Award Winners
Previous Matusak Award winners Susan Sygall (KNFP-14), left, and Nancy Guarneros.
Susan was awarded in 2011 for her leading role as an advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and Nancy in 2012 for speaking out on behalf of undocumented immigrant students, while risking arrest and deportation.

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Featured upcoming events & gatherings


MAY 1, 2014 | Health Call to Action begins

MAY 16, 2014 | Nomination Deadline: Matusak Courageous Leadership Award

JUNE 2014 | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hosts Betty Overton (KNFP-09), David Fike (KNFP-15), and John Burkhardt (KNFP-10) are planning a gathering of Kellogg Fellows in June, 2014. Contact Betty for details.

MAY - JUNE 2014 | Lansing, Michigan
Hosts Andrea Collier (FSPF-06), Maria Garcia Santana (KNFP-13), and Kevin Walker (KNFP-15) are planning a gathering of Kellogg Fellows in May or June. Contact Andrea for details.

JULY - AUGUST 2014 | Washington/Oregon Region
Host Larry Nyland (KNFP-07) is planning a gathering in late summer. Contact Larry for details.

JULY - AUGUST 2014 | California Bay Area
Hosts Dick Fletcher (KNFP-08), Dana Hughes (KNFP-15), and Bill Reckmeyer (KNFP-09) are planning a second Kellogg Fellows gathering in late summer. Contact Dana for details.

TBD | New Orleans, Louisiana/Delta Region
Host Barrie Stokes (KNFP-05) is putting together a gathering of the Delta region. Contact Barrie for details.

TBD | Washington, D.C.
Hosts Kathy Bonk (KNFP-09), Darryl Jones (KNFP-13), and Herma Williams (KNFP-07) are planning a gathering of Kellogg Fellows.