Join Us for EmpowerCon!

What is EmpowerCon?

EmpowerCon is a series of events where people with disabilities, their families, and other supporters can learn and share everyday skills and resources to live more independent lives. But more than that, it’s a place to be who you are and to have fun. Join us for the entire series or pick and choose sessions that interest you.

EmpowerCon is our place to show up, be seen, and be heard. So, come in your best Zoom comfy clothes, your Cosplay, your Drag, or whatever makes you feel your best.

Come with your signs, Come with your ideas. Come with your friends. Come and make new friends. Y’all come!

Photos of Tanesha Durham and Robert Gardner with a thin white line square frame on a dark blue background with bright yellow, red and orange shooting starburst graphic on the left. Text inside frame reads Featured Speakers: Tanesha Durham, WeGo Public Transit, Robert Gardner, Lime. Friday, April 8, 2022, 1-4 PM CST, Accessible Transportation, EmpowerCon logo with shooting stars and red, blue, and purple flying people and the words Learn! Connect! Celebrate! on right bottom corner on a blue semi-circle.

When is the Next EmpowerCon?

Day: Friday, April 8, 2022

Time: Doors open at 12:30pm; Doors close at 4pm 

What’s happening at the April EmpowerCon?

EmpowerCon on April 8, 2022 is a free, virtual event about Transportation, as getting where you want to go is an important aspect of Independent Living.

First, Tanesha Durham — the Access Eligibility Specialist and ADA Coordinator for WeGo Public Transit — will lead us through a discussion about what is available in our area through public transit. Then a panel of people with disabilities will share how they’ve figured out how to successfully navigate where they would like to go. Finally, we will have a special announcement about accessible mobility from Lime’s Director of Government Relations, Robert Gardner.

What is the Access Music City Business Champion Award?

Each year Empower Tennessee chooses a local business champion that purposely makes strides to include people with disabilities. This business champion ensures that people within the disability community can participate, engage and be included in all the activities, goods and services that business provides. This business champion listens to the needs of the community and takes action.  Please nominate up to 3 business champions you believe meet or exceed the criteria of this award.

In order to be considered for the 2022 Access Music City Business Champion Award, nominations are due by October 1, 2022.

What is the Floyd Stewart Everyday Hero Award?

The Floyd Stewart Everyday Hero Award is given annually to an outstanding member of the community that embodies the characteristics of Floyd Stewart who inspired others in the disability community to show their strength and integrity every day.  Floyd Stewart touched everyone with whom he came in contact. He  encouraged others to share their talents and make meaningful contributions to the world.  Please nominate up to 3 people and explain why they should be considered for the Floyd Stewart Everyday Hero Award

In order to be considered for the 2022 Floyd Stewart Everyday Hero Award, nominations are due by November 1, 2022.

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