From Athlete to Activist: One Person’s Story on Finding Their Voice
Storytelling is a fundamental tool used by humans to teach and connect. Mia provides participants the opportunity to learn how to use storytelling to create social change in their communities.
This online presentation explores:
- Mia’s story and how it has informed her own organizing practices
- The fundamentals of good storytelling
- Participant’s own stories and how they connect with specific issues their passionate about
Disability Justice and Inclusion 101
Disability intersects every facet of human life. But many organizations continue to struggle with how disability affects the issues they care about and how to be inclusive of the disability community. This workshop provides participants the opportunity to understand the basics of Disability Justice and learn how to make their own organizations and businesses more inclusive of the disability community.
See Mia Ives-Rublee in action.
Mia Ives-Rublee is a disabled transracial adoptee who has dedicated her life’s work to civil rights activism.
Mia Ives-Rublee, MSW, is a disabled transracial adoptee who has dedicated her life’s work to civil rights activism. She began her journey as an adapted athlete, competing internationally in track, road racing, fencing, and crossfit. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill and began working with disabled people to help them find work and independence in their communities at the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Mia also worked as a research assistant at UNC Chapel Hill Department of Emergency Medicine.
Mia is best known for founding the Women’s March Disability Caucus and organizing the original Women’s March on Washington in 2017. Mia has worked with Women’s March, Families Belong Together, the March on Climate Change, DC Action Lab, Adoptees for Justice, and numerous other progressive organizations. For Mia’s work on the Women’s March on Washington, she was named by Glamour Magazine as one of 2017’s Women of the Year Award. She was also recognized by She the People as one of 20 Women of Color in Politics to Watch in 2020 and awarded the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from UNC School of Social Work. As a public speaker, Mia advocates on the national stage for the rights of disabled people, immigrants, and other marginalized communities.
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Meet Mia Ives-Rublee: An Endorphin Junkie Who Made The Women’s March AccessibleToday Ives-Rublee fights to make spaces more accessible for people with disabilities. She founded and coordinated the Women’s March Disability Caucus and works with a range of organizations as an…
MIA IVES-RUBLEEMia is a disabled Korean-American transracial adoptee who refuses to be limited by the boundaries other people set for her. A self-described endorphin junkie, she is an athlete who has…
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Women’s March Organizer Reflects on 2017 and Next StepsBefore the 2016 presidential election, Mia Ives-Rublee, a 33-year-old disabled, Asian-American adoptee, was already a veteran in combating structural discrimination for disadvantaged communities. When the election results shocked the political…