10-Year Anniversary Events

The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University hosted multiple events to commemorate their 10-year anniversary. The speakers selected are internationally known experts in their fields and exude the values of leadership and inclusion that have informed CLD’s work over the past 10 years.

  • Intelligent Lives Screening with Q&A facilitated by Dan Habib – March 27, 2019

    Dan Habib facilitated the screening of his new film, Intelligent Lives. Habib is an award-winning director and film maker based at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. The film documents the journey of three individuals with intellectual disabilities as they challenge our culture’s narrow definition of intelligence. Following the screening, Habib moderated a panel of students from Georgia’s inclusive postsecondary programs at Georgia Tech (Kurt Vogel) and Georgia State University (De’onte Brown, and Nick Uche)


  • Tawara Goode – Lecture – Feb 6, 2019

    Tawara Goode spoke to CLD’s community on Cultural Competence & Higher Education: Dilemmas, Policies, and Practices. Goode’s presentation reviewed the foundational tenets of cultural competency at all levels in higher education with a specific focus on UCEDDs. Importantly, the gaps and barriers to the implementation and practice of a culturally competent environment were also explored using the examples from Goode’s existing projects and professional experience.



  • Dr. David Satcher Lecture – Nov, 28, 2018

    The CLD hosted a lecture by Dr. Satcher who served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Satcher spoke to the CLD community about his life and his leadership experiences — from his childhood on an Alabama farm in the segregated south during which he was influenced by his own family doctor, to his advocacy for health equity in medical school, and in his roles as the US Assistant Secretary for Health, the Surgeon General, and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.