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2020 Beacon Award Recipient


Lydia X. Z. Brown - Beacon Award 2020 (1

[Photo of Lydia X. Z. Brown, a young East Asian person with glasses, smiling as they hold a glass award. The glass award says "2020 Beacon Award presented to Lydia X. Z. Brown, Esq." and has the logo for Let's Talk Learning Differences. Lydia is wearing a t-shirt that says "Disability Justice Is Love," and a blazer with a lapel pin that says "There Is No Wrong Way To Have A Body." They are standing in front of two filing cabinets, one of which has a lit salt lamp on top. Photo by Jess Cowing.]

“The Beacon Award is our organization’s way of celebrating those rare individuals who are audacious in their activism and single-mindedly committed to advancing meaningful and impactful reforms designed to produce equity in educational and employment opportunities for individuals who are neurodiverse,” said KD Harris, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Let’s Talk LD. According to KD Harris, “Mx. Brown’s approach to activism is visceral, you experience it with every ounce of your being. They are unapologetic in conceptualizing programs and policies that are designed to shift power in ways that ensure equity, fairness, and justice for multi-marginalized disabled people.”   To view the entire Press Release regarding the 2020 Beacon Award Recipient, please click here  

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