Liane Yasumoto

Executive Director, Culture! Disability! Talent!
Liane C. Yasumoto earned her B.A. in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley in 1992, after which she became actively involved with the disability rights movement.

She facilitated disability awareness workshops for school children with KIDS Project, represented the U.S. as one of its 50 delegates to participate in "The 3rd Annual Japan/U.S. Conference for People With Disabilities" held in Japan, cultivated media contacts and disseminated information as the Public Education/Information and Media Relations Assistant at the World Institute on Disability (W.I.D.), provided support to AmeriCorps members with disabilities and facilitated disability awareness workshops as Community Outreach Worker for the "AmeriCorps Disability Demonstration Project" at W.I.D. Currently, Liane is the Executive Director of the Culture! Disability! Talent! (CDT), a non-profit organization which works to transform disability stereotypes by providing access and opportunities for performers and mediamakers with disabilities. She has served on the Board of Directors of Disability Rights Advocates, a non-profit law center, since its inception in 1993. Liane was named a KQED Disability Culture Hero in 2006. From 1997-1999, Liane produced and hosted an award-winning variety talkshow, "In the Groove," for KTOP-TV, Oakland's government television channel.


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