Liz Jackson

May 18, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at The Invisible Dog Art Center

part of a series on Commitment


About the speaker

After becoming disabled in 2012, Liz Jackson began to wonder why her eyeglasses were fashionable when her cane was not. This question ultimately led Liz to found The Disabled List, a disability self advocacy organization that focuses on design. The Disabled List is a curated list of creative disabled people who are available to consult, collaborate and support brands that are interested in reaching their disabled consumers. The DL is shifting the disability narrative by ensuring disabled people are treated as the experts in disability. And through a program called WITH, The DL is creating new pathways into design for disabled people.

Liz Jackson has been a TED Resident, a Nantucket Project Scholar and SYPartners Fellow. Her TED Talk is called ‘Blitzing the Fashion Industry’. She has also spoken at 99U, The White House, Parsons, National Academy of Sciences, SXSW, Chicago Humanities Festival, The Nantucket Project and more. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, The Guardian, Buzzfeed and more.

The Disabled List (formerly Inclusive Fashion & Design Collective) debuted at the White House on September, 2016.

Local partners

Additional details

Live dance performance by Jerron Herman

Jerron Herman is a Dancer and Administrator primarily for Heidi Latsky Dance where he’s been a proud principal member since 2011. Jerron has been featured with the company at venues like Lincoln Center, American Dance Festival, and the Whitney Museum. Jerron currently sits on the Board of Trustees at Dance/USA and has sat on various symposium panels. He was featured most recently in a profile on dancing with Cerebral Palsy by Great Big Story. He’s also a proud member of The Disabled List and ABS’ Art & Disability Residency. As a writer, he was named a finalist for the Inaugural Apothetae/Lark Play Development Lab Fellowship and continues to write theater and art criticism. As a model, Jerron shot a special campaign with Tommy Hilfiger and Springible as well as an exploratory shoot for Nike Universal apparel. The New York Times has called him, “…the inexhaustible Mr. Herman.

We’re having a volunteer sign interpreter this month.

Reserved seats are available for anyone who is Deaf or hard of hearing. Email us to reserve a ticket.

About our interpreter: Casey Cutler is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2015. Casey was first exposed to American Sign Language (ASL) in elementary school, because her classes were comprised of 50% Deaf students and 50% hearing students. Casey continued learning ASL in high school, taking ASL for 3 years as her foreign language credit. She decided to major in ASL/English Interpretation when entering college. Casey is a recent graduate of an Interpreter Training Program. She plans to work mainly in legal interpreting settings and go to Law school in the future to become an ADA lawyer for the Deaf.

A note about our venue this month

The entrance to The Invisible Dog is wheelchair accessible. The restrooms however, are not. For anyone who needs it, you are welcome to use the wheelchair accessible restrooms at the cafe/bar next door, 61 Local.