Ever Widening Circle 2018

Help Us Celebrate Our Community’s Advocates

The Ever Widening Circle Reception allows the disability community
to connect with supporters, leaders, and innovators . This space
allows for networking and open discussions of critical issues in a
public and casual environment. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be
provided to attendees during this social event.

WID’s Ever Widening Circle Reception takes place:
Thursday November 1, 2018 5:00-7:00 PM
Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

RSVP today to attend our annual event

This year we are honoring three community advocates with the Disability Leadership Awards during the EWC event. These are leaders who we believe have done incredible work in 2018 and beyond. The innovation, care, enthusiasm, and perseverance each has shown have inspired us to share their work during this very special night.

Ryan Easterly head shot


Ryan Easterly, WITH Foundation. Ryan is the Executive Director of WITH and serves as a primary consultant to WID’s intersectionality initiatives. His work has brought inclusivity to the disability community and advocates for people who are impacted along the intersection of race, class, and disability.

Heather Dowdy head shot


Heather Dowdy, Microsoft. Heather’s main focus is implementing technology to improve usability for the disability community. We are excited to honor Heather and her work as acting Chair on WID’s Board of Directors.



Miguel Quinones head shot


Miguel Quinones, TracFone Wireless. Miguel is the Director of Customer Usability and Accessibility and has spearheaded better inclusion for people with disabilities through website access, customer service, and marketing. His hard work has led to the accessibility of multiple brands and the visibility of inclusion efforts.


There will also be a presentation by our International Fellow Amrita Gyawali, a Nepalese woman and disability advocate who brings her expertise and experience to us from Nepal’s Sakshyam Foundation, which she founded in early 2018. WID will preview the short film Independent Amrita, which follows Amrita throughout her daily life in Berkeley. This film addresses how disability advocacy creates infrastructure and community inclusion which leads to accessibility and independent living for all. This short is filmed, edited, and produced by WID.

We hope you will attend and help celebrate these incredible leaders

If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2018 Ever Widening Circle event, you may find our sponsorship forms here: 2018 EWC Sponsorship Form

Please forward the completed form to Kat Zigmont, WID’s Director of Operations at kat@wid.org

To complete payment for your sponsorship, you may visit our Paypal donation page. Please mention your name, sponsorship, and EWC 2018 in the “special instructions” form.

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