Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC) Public Policy Advocacy Webinar

You are invited to join the Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (MIHEC) learning community for a glimpse into our presenters' experience advocating for inclusive higher education in Minnesota. They will provide information on state-level advocacy, what it takes to get a bill signed into law, and what you can do to get involved in public policy advocacy. Students, parents, educators, and faculty can all make a difference as inclusive higher education public policy advocates. There will be time for learning and asking questions.


Julia Burkstaller is the Public Policy Director for The Arc Minnesota–a statewide, nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Julia has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work as well as a master’s degree in public policy. Prior to working at The Arc, Julia was the Advocacy Manager at Girl Scouts River Valleys and the Coordinator for the This Is Medicaid coalition.

Dupree Edwards is a teaching artist at Upstream Arts and a member of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. He wants to pursue his post-secondary education to advance in his career as a performing artist. As an advocate, he testified in support of the Minnesota Inclusive Higher Education Act


MIHEC is committed to expanding postsecondary education opportunities for interested youth, young adults, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from all ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. MIHEC is a parent-led collaborative group of stakeholders including inclusive higher education institutions, local education agencies, key state agencies, students, advocates, families, legislators, and nonprofits. If you have any questions, please contact mihec@umn.edu.

Sep 20, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
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