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Joey Wilson is a BC College Student Advocates for Disability Community

Joey Wilson at BC's North CampusA life-long resident of the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle, Joey Wilson, 26, is a member of the developmental disability community and currently earning his associate degree through the Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) program at Bellevue College. He works part-time as a grocery clerk, and has moved from living in a group home to his own apartment.

Once he gets his associate degree he’d like to work in building maintenance, the sports industry, or potentially go on to earn a bachelor’s degree, but he thinks that the current annual income cap under the Apple Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (AHWD) program is a barrier.

“It holds you back from reaching your full potential,” said Wilson. Continue Reading

Transgender in the Workplace: Beyond the Bathroom

How to Work with Transgender People in a Respectful Way In our current political conversations about transgender rights, bathrooms and locker rooms are getting all of the attention but in the workplace, the respectful inclusion of transgender employees goes well beyond the bathroom. Working with employers who have had experiences with openly transgender employees in… Continue Reading

Dr. Mona Lake Jones, keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony.

Poet Laureate to speak on making a difference.  BELLEVUE, Wash. — Author, educator and community activist, Dr. Mona Lake Jones will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 17, in Seattle’s Key Arena.  Jones, who has served as Poet Curator and Poet Laureate for the City… Continue Reading

University of Washington Bothell and T-Mobile Take on Tough Issues at April 8 Diversity Conference

The University of Washington Bothell is hosting its second annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference on April 8 in partnership with T-Mobile.  Director of Diversity Terryl Ross says the workshop topics planned for this conference are relevant to the critical diversity and inclusion work going on now throughout the Puget Sound region in education, industry and… Continue Reading