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Inaugural Teresa Favuzzi
Advocate of the Year Nominations

Deadline to submit
September 23, 2019

The Teresa Favuzzi Advocate of the Year is an annual award presented at the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)'s Independent Living Conference to recognize an individual/organization for outstanding advocacy efforts.

The Advocate of the Year is recognized for their outstanding systems advocacy efforts consistent with Independent Living goals and philosophy.

About Teresa Favuzzi
Teresa M.S. Favuzzi was the long-time Executive Director of CFILC. Throughout her tenure Teresa worked tirelessly to advance disability rights and was known for her ability to bring organizations together to form robust coalitions. Teresa was the co-founder of California’s largest cross-disability event, Disability Capitol Action Day. To friends and colleagues in the IL Community, “Fearless Favu” was an intrepid leader who made the fight for justice, equality and inclusion a part of her life. http://cfilc.org/teresa

Selection Criteria
An accomplished advocate who:
• Significantly contributes to advancing disability rights and positively changing systems
• Is a dedicated advocate who is committed to increasing equality
• Is viewed by others in the community as a leader
• Has expanded opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently

Selection Process
CFILC will solicit written nominations from individuals and organizations across California. Disability organizational leaders are strongly encouraged to solicit input from their colleagues and peers when making a nomination. To the greatest degree possible, the selection process should be free of actual or perceived conflicts of interest. One award winner will be selected.

The Teresa Favuzzi Advocate of the Year will be presented to the winner at CFILC's 2019 Independent Living Conference on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

Submission Form
Please complete the 2019 Teresa Favuzzi Advocate of the Year Nomination Form (opens to external website) before the September 23rd deadline.