Ever Widening Circle Reception 2018

WID’s annual gala event, 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. Past performances have included comedian Josh Blue, actress Geri Jewell, and internationally renowned AXIS Dance Company, comprised dancers with and without disabilities.

This year, WID presented the premiere of Independent Amrita, a short film WID created with our most recent international fellow, Amrita Gyawali. WID also honored 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 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.

Check out our EWC 2018 photo gallery below for more fun!

For more information or if you are interested in becoming an Ever Widening Circle sponsor, contact WID Director of Operations, Kat Zigmont at kat@wid.org.

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