Insurance Journal: Michelle Kraus, Senior Social Worker, Featured in Intro 209-A Story

May 30, 2023

Disability Justice, Health Justice, Media Coverage, News, Special Education, Uncategorized

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NYLPI’s Michelle Kraus, Senior Social Worker in the Disability Justice program, was featured in Insurance Journal regarding her testimony at the City Council hearings on Intro. 209-A, which amends Section 8-101 of the New York City’s Human Rights Law. The amendment adds height and weight to the list of characteristics that are protected from discrimination, such as religion, race and sex.

“I am very knowledgeable about people of short stature and their daily discrimination because I am a person with dwarfism. I have experienced discrimination based on unalterable physical characteristics. People have immediately judged my abilities, competence, and intelligence based on my appearance.” – Michelle Kraus

Read the full story at Insurance Journal here.

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