January 28, 2022

Successful event at Litteraturhuset with greetings from Barack Obama

Yesterday 27th January the Atlas Alliance hosted a screening of the documentary Crip Camp and a panel-discussion titled Global Disability Summit: Changing the Narrative on Disability Inclusion which was topped with a letter from Barack Obama.

Just 45 minutes before the event the Atlas Alliance received a letter from Barack Obama which we are grateful that the Charge d’Affairs a.i. of US Embassy Oslo Ms. Sharon Hudson-Dean read out loud.

The webinar was moderated and curated by Gagan Chhabra, the Project Manager for Inclusion at the Atlas Alliance. The inspiring and engaging group of panelists was Judith Heumann, International Disability-rights leader, Jose Viera, Senior Manager of the GDS Secretariat, Kudakwashe ‘AK’ Dube, Chief Executive Officer of the African Disability Alliance, Bjørg Sandkjær, State Secretary from the Ministry of International Development, Morten Eriksen, Executive Director at the Atlas Alliance and Marit Sørheim, incoming Executive Director at the Atlas Alliance.

With active involvement and support of the U.S. Embassy Oslo and Netflix we were able to show the Oscar-nominated documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution prior to the live webinar. Due to Covid-19 we could not have too many guests present at Litteraturhuset for the viewing of Crip Camp.

Bjørg Sandkjær, State Secretary from the Ministry of International Development together with Gagan Chhabra and Morten Eriksen from the Atlas Alliance.

Gagan Chhabra and Charge d’Affairs a.i. of the US Embassy Oslo Ms. Sharon Hudson-Dean.

If you were not able to watch the panel-discussions live yesterday you can watch it on the Atlas Alliance Facebook.