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First, People: Conversations


“First, People: Conversations,” is an extension of Turnstone’s 2021 “First, People” campaign which included the release of a video resource that educated the community on how to use words and actions to respect and relate to people with disabilities. Turnstone’s 2022 video series will highlight important stories and perspectives of people with disabilities in the Fort Wayne community and beyond.

This year’s campaign sheds more light on community, inclusivity, and diversity as it pertains to people with disabilities. Throughout March, profiles of Turnstone-affiliated community members, Tom, Cliff, Lisa, and Tina will be posted on Turnstone’s website and social media channels. Written features will also be posted once a week on Turnstone’s blog and linked below. Each feature will highlight a different topic relevant to the community of people with disabilities. Content will also encourage people to take the first step in creating more diverse communities by listening to and respective people’s stories that are different than their own. 

“First, People: Conversations,” will finish at the end of the month with a live-streamed conversation featuring John Register, a combat Army veteran, 4-time track and field all-American, 2-time Olympic trials qualifier, 2-time Paralympic Silver Medalist, professional speaker, and friend of Turnstone. During the live stream, questions gathered from viewers throughout the month will be answered and John will engage in a conversation about the importance of empowering people with disabilities by providing inclusive opportunities which benefit our whole community.

Follow along throughout the month on Turnstone's Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter

First, People Featured Conversations

Tom - Part 1: Paralympic Experience Video | Part 2: Community Video | Written Feature Blog Post

Clif -  Part 1: Clif's Experience Video | Part 2: Community Video | Written Feature Blog Post

Tina - Video 

Lisa - Part 1: Lisa's Experience | Part 2: Community Video | Written Feature Blog Post

John - Just in case you missed it… Watch the recorded live stream from Monday, March 28!