Conference Theme


People First of Alabama welcomes you to Birmingham.

Birmingham is a city with much in common with the disability rights movement as a results of its stuggles in fighting against segregation and racial injustice in America in the 1960’s and its continued struggle for justice for all.

The self-advocates on the conference committee chose the artwork picturing Lady Justice to represent the theme of the 2018 National Self Advocacy Conference: “Let’s Make It Happen! Disability Rights are Civil Rights. The logo and our theme emphasizes that People with Disabilities want to pursue freedom just like everyone else. It is a right that belongs to all Americans. with a disability and we felt it symbolizes “Freedom!” Disability rights are civil rights. Self Advocates Becoming Empower is an organization to help everyone to know and apply their everyday civil rights. The National Self-advocacy Conference has always been a great place for people to learn, grow and advocate with their peers and allies who truly support civil rights.

2018 conference logo original artwork of lady justiceThis logo was drawn by a Chris Moore from Tuscaloosa Alabama. Chris drew the picture after being shown a picture of Lady Justice in rainbow shades. He called his drawing “The Libra “. Libra is the sign of justice and Lady Justice is the symbol. Here is a photo of Chris’s original drawing. The conference committee chose to overlay the colors as a symbol of the diversity of Americans with disabilities and our movement.