Welcome to The Independent – TheCIL’s new Advocacy and Systems Change Blog. Our intention is to use this space to educate and inform readers about current issues impacting the disability community, as well as share information about opportunities to participate in civic engagement and self-advocacy.
During the next several months, TheCIL staff and board will be primarily responsible for blog content. However, we want to hear from YOU! If you have an interest in guest-blogging, if there are specific issues you would like us to spotlight, if you have suggestions about ways to improve the blog, or if there are relevant upcoming events that you would like to announce, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will also be opportunities for readers to leave (moderated) comments and feedback on individual blog posts. While we want to encourage open discussion and healthy debate, we do ask commentators to be respectful of each other. Bullying, trolling, and obscene/threatening language of any kind will not be tolerated. We want this to be a space for empowerment and constructive discourse – that is how real, positive change is achieved!