top of page

Thu, Dec 08


Online via Zoom


Author event with Ben Mattlin. Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.

Registration is now closed.

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Online via Zoom

About the Event

“Illuminating portraits of disability activism with much to teach nondisabled readers. … Mattlin offers unique insights into disabled people's fights for civil rights, the many faces of ableism, and the emergence of a spirit of disability pride.”

--Kirkus Reviews

“Ben Mattlin‘s new book Disability Pride is a gorgeous, well done, and well-rounded report and perspective on disability justice and rights throughout American history—both objectively and through Mattlin’s lens. As someone who is Gen Z, I find it particularly poignant to learn about disability history and so many other different perspectives and lives in the disabled community through this book. Reading Disability Pride has been such a beautiful experience, and I’m so grateful for Mr. Mattlin and this incredible work.”

--Aaron Rose Philip, supermodel & social media influencer

"I devoured Disability Pride. This is the book I wish I’d had as a young disabled person growing up in a world that told me almost nothing about the dynamic community or history of which I was a part. Ben Mattlin has gathered our stories to tell a true and complicated tale of disability pride. Leaning into the infinitely diverse range of intersections and expressions of disability, Mattlin expands the narrow portrayals of disability to tell a deeply human story that fostered a sturdy kind of pride in me."

--Rebekah Taussig, author of Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient

Ben Mattlin is a freelance writer in Los Angeles, and a frequent contributor to Financial Advisor magazine whose essays have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Vox,, and Self magazine, and been broadcast on NPR's "Morning Edition." He's also a former contributing editor at Institutional Investor, the late Windows In Financial Services, Dealmaker, Buyside, and Individual Investor magazines. Born in New York City in 1962 with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital muscle weakness, Ben attended the Walden School, Rudolf Steiner High School, and Harvard (graduating cum laude in 1984). He's been married for 30 years with two 20-something daughters, a cat, and a turtle.

You may order Disability Pride - Dispatches from a Post ADA-World by Ben Mattlin from:

Admission is free. Upon registration, you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the program begins, we will email the Zoom link you need to join the event. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest you add"" to your contacts list as well.

Sponsored by Contra Costa JCC, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Jewish Book Council. Co-sponsor: Diablo Valley Hadassah.


  • Free

    Sale ended



Share This Event

bottom of page