Disability Day on the Hill 2021

  • March 10, 2021

At the beginning of every year our community comes together to advocate for the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities at Disability Day on the Hill. In the midst of a pandemic, it’s more important than ever that the voices of Tennesseans with disabilities be heard. However, restrictions due to COVID-19 limited in-person visits to the Capitol and plans changed for our community’s biggest annual advocacy event.

This year, Disability Day on the Hill (DDH) was virtual! There were several events hosted by Tennessee disability rights organizations all sharing advocacy tools and opportunities. 

Disability Day on the Hill Events

Welcome

      Disability Policy Alliance Video: The State of Disability Services 

  • Panel of self-advocates and state leaders discussing the state of disability services in Tennessee for Disability Day on the Hill 2021. 

Training

      "How to Advocate in the Time of COVID-19" virtual training

  • Meeting with legislators virtually
  • Participating in legislative session and committee action
  • Engaging with elected officials on social media
  • Learning from thought leaders and political pundits

Advocacy

      Disability Day on the Hill Virtual Town Hall Meeting

  • Legislative leadership spoke to current disability policy issues

      On Going Self-Advocacy

 

Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) is a nonprofit legal services organization that provides free legal advocacy services to protect the rights of Tennesseans with disabilities.

Middle Tennessee (Admin Office)

2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: 615-298-1080
Fax: 615-298-2046

East Tennessee

9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 101-B
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 865-670-2944
Fax: 865-470-7028

West Tennessee

1407 Union Avenue, Suite 1015
Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: 901-458-6013
Fax: 901-249-2933