Mon, Jan 17, 2022

7 PM – 9 PM EST (GMT-5)

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I am a comedian and disability advocate. I have spent the past two decades fighting for my right to equal access. I want to share my wisdom with the disability community at Princeton, so that they can avoid the obstacles I faced. The goal of this workshop will be to teach participants who identify as diabled how to advocate for themselves. For many University students, this their first time having to advocate for themselves. This workshop will be Disability Rights 101. I will arm participants with the knowledge necessary to destigmatize asking for accommodations. They will also be empowered to live their best lives and demand equal access not as a favor, but because it is the law. All abilities are also welcome at this workshop.

What to expect:
Single workshop (one-off workshop –" 2 hours total)

Meet the facilitator:
Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of and a Guest Comedian in Residence at Arizona State University. Maysoon is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has most recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey Networks In Deep Shift, 60 Minutes, and ABC News. Maysoon had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by BBC. As a professional comedian, Maysoon has performed in top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Muslims Are Coming Tour. Maysoon appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and has written for VICE. She limped in New York Fashion Week, is a recurring character on General Hospital, and is the author of Audible’s Find Another Dream.

To request accommodations for this event, please contact the workshop or event facilitator at least 3 working days prior to the event.

**Please note that this session is virtual; you will receive a Zoom link a few days prior to the session**

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