Northwest Speaker Series: Children with Disabilities

June 5, 2014

The Northwest Region kicked off its Speaker Series on April 30 in San Francisco with an event featuring UNICEF Specialist Cara Yar Khan, a longtime advocate for children with disabilities. 

Cara Yar Khan, who at 30 was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, spoke about the many issues children with disabilities face and how those concerns factor into virtually all areas of UNICEF’s work, from education and protection to health and nutrition. Khan also shared a video about her experiences assisting UNICEF’s recovery efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.  The UNICEF Northwest Speaker Series engages the civic and philanthropic community in UNICEF’s work through interesting discussions about issues affecting children around the globe. Each event focuses on a different topic and includes a conversation between the audience and a UNICEF staff member.