Cara Liebowitz is a multiply disabled activist and writer. She works as the Development Coordinator for the National Council on Independent Living, managing the organization’s fundraising, grant writing, and corporate partnerships.
Cara has presented at numerous conferences and events, including both the previous Disabled & Proud Conferences in 2011 and 2014, the Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference (2014 and 2015), and Cripping the Con (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016). In 2016, she was honored to co-facilitate a writing workshop for women and girls with disabilities at the White House. Currently, she is active with the DC Metro chapter of ADAPT and has been arrested twice for non-violent civil disobedience in defense of disability rights. She also serves on Disability Rights Maryland’s PAIMI Council, advocating for the rights of individuals with psychiatric diagnoses.
Cara holds a B.S. in Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Disability Studies from the CUNY School of Professional Studies. She is proud to have been a founding board member of DREAM from 2012 – 2014.