The Michigan City Human Rights Commission will welcome Stacy Valdivia, a disability advocate who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in February of 2014 on Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Michigan City Area Schools Administration Building located at 408 South Carroll Avenue in Michigan City. Stacy will discuss her “invisible” disability, how she felt when she received her diagnosis, what therapies and medications she suggests and how she advocates at work to help educate the disability community about how clothing, fabrics and tags can impact kids with sensory processing issues. Stacy lives in Valparaiso and is a 2017 Graduate of the Indiana Governors Council for People with Disabilities Partners in Policymaking Academy. To educate communities and support others with MS, Stacy heads up an MS Support Group that meets at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are held in the Community Room. For more information about the Group contact Stacy at (219)916-6245. The Michigan City Human Rights Commission provides all citizens with equal opportunities in the areas of employment, housing, and education. The Commission is committed to the citizens of Michigan City and to provide and promote equal opportunities by enforcing Human and Civil Rights issues and advocating for anti-discriminatory systems and tolerance of all people. For more information, visit www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/departments/humanrights.
March 15th, 2019|Local News|