Thank you for joining us!
DRA’s 2023 30th Anniversary Gala was held on November 9th, where we welcomed guests from across the country to join us, as never before, in our coast-to-coast celebration: virtually and in-person. We hosted simultaneous in-person galas in New York and San Francisco and also invited guests from around the country to virtually join us to celebrate 30 years of DRA.
At the IAC Building
At the Palace Hotel
Since becoming a wheelchair-user 25 years ago, my life’s work has been advancing the rights, inclusion, and equity of people with all types of disabilities. Having built my career at DRA, working and learning alongside DRA’s late Executive Director and Co-Founder, Larry Paradis, I am truly humbled to lead this organization into the future as President & CEO. As society evolves, technologically, environmentally, politically, and socially, DRA has critical work to do to ensure we are building a truly inclusive world from the ground up for the disability community nationwide.
Rebecca Williford, DRA President & CEO
Multi-award-winning EDM recording artist, Grammys Board DEI Ambassador, RAMPD Founder
Shane and Hannah Burcaw
Live Stream Emcees
Disability Rights Advocates and Content Creators
San Francisco Emcee
Disability Rights Advocate, Past DRA Board Member
New York Emcee
Comedian, Actress, Writer, and Disability Advocate
Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award
DRA’s 2023 Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Awardees, our NYC Subway Access Clients: DIA, BILS, CIDNY, BCID, HILC, NYSSAC, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Dustin Jones, Jean Ryan, Jessica De La Rosa, Robert Hardy, and Rodolfo Diaz. Watch the video honoring the awardees.