Silberman Hosts Disabilities Roundtable, Global Cross-Cultural Collaboration

On Saturday, March 4, the Silberman School of Social Work (SSSW) hosted the Disabilities Initiatives Roundtable at its East Harlem campus, bringing together more than two dozen disability experts and advocates from the United States and Russia. Professor Ilze Earner helped to coordinate the event with the Eurasia Foundation, a longtime partner in cross-cultural social welfare research. Participants exchanged insights from disability initiatives in their distinct cultural contexts; and strategized to build sustainable partnerships around shared goals of inclusion, equity and empowerment for disabled people. SSSW is proud to foster this ongoing conversation, which benefits communities close to home and across the world.