EmpowerCon: April 2022: Transportation

EmpowerCon is a monthly series of events where people with disabilities, their families, and other supporters can learn and share everyday skills and resources to live more independent lives. But more than that, it’s a place to be who you are and to have fun. Join us for the entire series or pick and choose sessions that interest you. EmpowerCon on April 8, 2022 is a free, virtual event about Transportation, as getting where you want to go is an important aspect of Independent Living. First, Tanesha Durham -- the Access Eligibility Specialist and ADA Coordinator for WeGo Public Transit -- will lead us through a discussion about what is available in our area through public transit. Then a panel of people with disabilities will share how they've figured out how to successfully navigate where they would like to go. Finally, we will have a special announcement about accessible mobility from Lime's Director of Government Relations, Robert Gardner. Please note: We are using Eventee to run the event -- so logging into Eventee is fabulous -- you must also register directly with us in order to participate in EmpowerCon. You can do that via our website here: https://empowertennessee.org/empowercon/
8. April, 2022 | Nashville, TN, USA
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EmpowerCon is a monthly series of events where people with disabilities, their families, and other supporters can learn and share everyday skills and resources to live more independent lives. But more than that, it’s a place to be who you are and to have fun. Join us for the entire series or pick and choose sessions that interest you.

EmpowerCon on April 8, 2022 is a free, virtual event about Transportation, as getting where you want to go is an important aspect of Independent Living.

First, Tanesha Durham -- the Access Eligibility Specialist and ADA Coordinator for WeGo Public Transit -- will lead us through a discussion about what is available in our area through public transit. Then a panel of people with disabilities will share how they've figured out how to successfully navigate where they would like to go. Finally, we will have a special announcement about accessible mobility from Lime's Director of Government Relations, Robert Gardner.



Please note: We are using Eventee to run the event -- so logging into Eventee is fabulous -- you must also register directly with us in order to participate in EmpowerCon. You can do that via our website here: https://empowertennessee.org/empowercon/
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8. April, 2022 | Nashville, TN, USA

EmpowerCon: April 2022: Transportation

Speakers

Brandon Brown
Brandon Brown
Executive Director Empower Tennessee
Tanesha Durham
Tanesha Durham
Paratransit Eligibility Specialist | ADA Coordinator WeGo Public Transit
Kasondra Farmer
Kasondra Farmer
Secretary Board of Directors, Empower Tennessee
Evan Espey
Evan Espey
Technology & Access Coordinator Empower Tennessee
Robert Gardner
Robert Gardner
Director of Government Relations Lime
Ebony Cole
Ebony Cole
Independent Living Specialist Empower Tennessee
Gina Lynette
Gina Lynette
Associate Director Empower Tennessee
April Meredith
April Meredith
Independent Living Specialist Empower Tennessee
Marissa Smith-Fletcher
Marissa Smith-Fletcher
Independent Living Specialist Empower Tennessee

Agenda

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Zoom Room Opens

Main Stage

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Welcome and Transportation: Accessing Public Transit

Main Stage

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM

Break

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Success Stories: Overcoming Transportation Barriers

Main Stage

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Micro Mobility: Special Announcement and Give Aways by Lime

Main Stage