SSI and Complexities of Disability Programs

SSI and Complexities of Disability Programs


Vilissa Thompson, LMSW shares with us the complexities of disability programs.
✊🤖 Join us for our second episode and the second part of our series on disability programs. Our guest today is Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, a macro-minded social worker from South Carolina.  Ramp Your Voice! is her organization where she discusses the issues that matter to her as a Black disabled woman, including intersectionality, racism, politics, and why she unapologetically makes good trouble.
  • 0:00 - Welcome to Episode 2
  • 2:50 - Introducing Jason Putorti, co-creator of Resistbot, and the Resistbot origin story
  • 8:40 - Re-introducing Susan Stutz and Melanie Dionne to bring us back into #DemolishDisabledPoverty and social security safety net programs
  • 12:58 - How the SSI legislation is working its way through Congress
  • 16:38 - Introducing Vilissa Thompson to discuss her perspective on the challenges of navigating complex systems of disability programs
  • 33:51 - Q&A for Vilissa
  • 44:07 - Putting the SSI campaign in context with other popular issues in Resistbot history
  • 48:57 - How organizers can best use Resistbot to advance issue campaigns or turn out votes
  • 54:24 - Useful keywords for individual Resistbot users
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