Disability Rights Champion
Marca Bristo is a nationally and internationally acclaimed leader in the disability rights movement. She is the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago. Today, as president of the United States International Council on Disabilities, she leads the campaign to advance the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with disabilities in the U.S.
“I’ve heard it said that we’re on a journey to ourselves. Fortunately, I never had to search for the meaning of my life: It’s always been clear to me.”