T1International is excited to be hosting our 2nd annual workshop for our community in support of #insulin4all advocacy. This year, our workshop will be virtual, and sessions will be open to the public to register to attend.

Our goals for the workshop are to provide a safe and inclusive, intersectional space for people with and affected by type 1 diabetes and other types of diabetes, strengthen the sense of community, and empower advocates with education and clear actions to be the most effective advocates they can be in their state, local, and global communities.

Meet the Speakers

Sana Ajmal Workshop 2020

Sana Ajmal

Sana is a diabetes advocate and the Founder of Meethi Zindagi - a national, people-centric, non-profit organization in Pakistan, providing psycho-social support, peer education and medicines to the diabetes community and empowering them to lead thriving lives.

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Jazmine Baldwin Workshop 2020

Jazmine Baldwin

Jazmine is a 28-year-old CNA and nursing student originally from Newport News, VA, and currently living in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Chelsea Chism-Vargas Workshop 2020

Chelsea Chism-Vargas

Chelsea is a first generation Peruvian-American who lives in Iowa where she is passionately involved in political and community organizing. Chelsea is a patient advocate who knows first hand how storytelling creates social change. She finds solidarity in sharing this knowledge to advance human rights.

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Rosie Collington Workshop 2020

Rosie Collington

Rosie is a political economist researching relationships between health innovation governance and patient access.

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Cyrine Farhat Workshop 2020

Cyrine Farhat

Cyrine is a global insulin advocate and proud Founder of Positive on Glucose, an #insulin4all Lebanon Chapter. She is a social media expert, business consultant, and proud angel mom who educates and supports women who have been through baby loss.

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Sydnee Griffin Workshop 2020

Sydnee Griffin

Sydnee is a non-binary queer diabetic diagnosed at age 16. After spending time in the professional world, they realized how few disabled folks have a voice–especially when it comes to "invisible illnesses". They were inspired to speak out about how disability rights intersect with being Black and Queer.

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Pilar Gomez Workshop 2020

Pilar Gomez

Pilar is the Founder and Director of DiabetesLATAM and a certified diabetes educator with over 25 years of experience. Based in Panamá and the mother of a child with type 1 diabetes, her aim is to promote programmes delivered in Spanish for children and families with type 1 in Latin America.

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Priti Krishtel Workshop 2020

Priti Krishtel

Priti wants to reinvent the patent system. A lawyer and veteran of the global access to medicines movement, she is exposing how the failures of the patent system are affecting all of us — and how we can fix it.

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Quinn Leighton

Quinn is the Montana #insulin4all Chapter Leader, and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 3. They grew up with it living in a rural state as a queer, non-binary person, often hiding diabetes in the background of their other identities.

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Maria Isa Workshop 2020

Maria Isa Pérez-Hedges

Maria is a national award-winning Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actress, rapper, activist and recording artist born in Minnesota and raised on St. Paul’s West Side barrio.

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Diana Jones BW

Diana Jones

Diana Jones has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 11. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and her career spans non-profit fundraising, finance, education and performance. She is passionate about the arts, challenging the status quo, sustainability, and lifelong learning.

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Vivian Nabeta Workshop 2020

Vivian Nabeta

Vivian is the founder of the Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF) and she believes in an Africa where all children with type 1 diabetes have an equal chance at long, productive, healthy and gainful lives.

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Jesus Morales Sanchez Workshop 2020

Jesus Morales Sanchez

Jesus is a proud queer, immigrant and working class artist, activist and educator recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He has worked around issues regarding immigration and the LGBTQ community, intentionally seeks to bring a racial justice lens into his current work as a Youth Development Specialist and Educator.

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Harpreet Nagra Workshop 2020

Dr. Harpreet Nagra

Dr. Nagra is a licensed diabetes psychologist who supports persons living with diabetes across the lifespan. She specializes in treating mood disorders, diabetes burnout, and perfectionism.

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Fran Quigley Trustee

Fran Quigley

Fran is a clinical professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and coordinates the advocacy group Faith in Healthcare. Fran is a longtime human rights activist and writer and the author of four books, including Prescription for the People: An Activist’s Guide to Making Medicines Affordable to All.

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Ivan Okoth Workshop 2020

Ivan Okoth

Ivan Okoth is a lawyer in Uganda and has lived with type 1 diabetes 10 years. He is the Program Manager in charge of Outreach Programs for the Sonia Nabeta Foundation and Project Manager for the Pamoja Advocacy Program. Hi is keenly aware of the unique challenges that people with diabetes face on their journeys.

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Kylene Redmond Workshop 2020

Kylene Redmond

Kylene is a diabetic advocate who fights for diversity and equal representation in the diabetic community. After being misdiagnosed based on the color of her skin and age, she wants to make sure everyone diagnosed with diabetes is given full information and access to resources.

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Chelcie Rice Workshop 2020

Chelcie Rice

Chelcie is a stand up comedian born and raised in Northeast Georgia. He currently resides in Pensacola, Florida and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 25.

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Kevin Wren Workshop 2020

Kevin Wren

Kevin was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 19 years ago and has a background in public affairs, communications, and advocacy. In his spare time, he enjoys baking and making jam.

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Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith-Holt

Nicole is the mother of Alec, who passed away because he was rationing his insulin. She believes everyone has a right to affordable healthcare and medications, and fights for the day when insulin insecurity no longer exists.

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Kristen Whitney Daniels Workshop 2020

Kristen Whitney Daniels

Kristen is the Connecticut #insulin4all Chapter Leader, joining the team after her own experience of rationing insulin. She has worked as a case manager for seniors experiencing homelessness, and as a criminal justice reporter. In her current role she coordinates collective justice responses for over 10,000 members.

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