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Kerry Thompson

Senior Officer for Communications, Inclusion, & Analytics

Disability Rights Fund

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Kerry Thompson is the Senior Officer of Communications, Inclusion, & Analytics at Disability Rights Fund and the Executive Director for Silent Rhythms, Inc. – where in both roles she works to promote the inclusion of the world's one billion people with disabilities. She currently serves on the New England for the Arts (NEFA) Advisory Council and the Massachusetts Statewide Advisory Council and previously served on the Board of Directors for DEAF, Inc. She is a renowned global inclusion expert and technology specialist who has produced and authored the Inclusion 101 webinar series. She is a 2020 Visiting Artist for Harvard Dance Center. In 2014, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship becoming the first woman with a disability to be awarded this prestigious fellowship. She is the co-author for Human Rights and Adolescence (2014. University of Pennsylvania Press) and has written several articles on inclusion and human rights in various sectors including the arts. Her dance background includes performances in New York City, Paris, Havana, Miami, and New England. She completed a Master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University with a focus on international law and human rights.