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Faith and Disability with Melanie Cawthorn, Kameron Chicone, Susan Galindo, and Daniel Izarraga

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Date: Monday, May 7

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $20 on or before Apr. 30; $25 after

Enrollment: 14 min./35 max.

Join an interactive discussion facilitated by Melanie Cawthon, co-founder and Executive Director of disABILITYsa, about faith and the worship experience, and living with a disability in San Antonio. Panelists share their experience in building a community of worship for people with disabilities, personal struggles to find a place of acceptance among believers, and how places of worship can create a more inclusive environment for worshipers of all abilities.

Melanie Cawthon has 17 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, 12 years of which are with disability service organizations. She works to connect individuals living with a disability with the resources of the community, ensuring that opportunities for engagement exist and strengthening such organizations in the city.

Kameron Chicoine has been a magazine publisher and managing editor for over 30 years in the real estate, apartment and senior living industries. Her most recent magazine is Exceptional Kids:A Resource Guide for the Special Needs Community.

Susan Galindo is Director of the Special Needs Ministry at University United Methodist Church. With over 35 years of experience, she is devoted to serving children and adults with special needs.

The Rev. Daniel Lizárraga is founding Director and Chaplain of FaithAbility, an ecumenical ministry serving the spiritual/pastoral needs of the special needs community in San Antonio. He is a priest in the Anglican Church of North America and works with faith-based groups in advocacy and development issues at local, national and international levels.