Assistant, Business Development & InnovationCompany: Lifeworks Services, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter
2021 Conference Session:
Beyond Etiquette, Toward Equity: Radical Disability Inclusion
Alli Strong-Martin (she/her), Business Development & Innovation assistant at Lifeworks, is a 2019 alum of the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities where she earned her master’s degree in human rights with a focus in gender, disability and international development. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in nonprofit leadership and international studies.
Additionally, Alli serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota-based nonprofit, Disability Support International, and she serves on the leadership team of the Critical Disability Studies Collective at the University of Minnesota.
Alli is currently based in Minneapolis and works on the innovation and inclusion team of a Twin Cities disability service provider. She provides critical support to efforts to educate and train employers, disability organizations, and community members on disability rights and disability inclusion in the workplace and in the community at large. She believes that in order to advance true disability inclusion, organizations must be willing to learn about topics such as ableism, intersectionality, disability identity/culture, and principles of radical disability justice.