10th Anniversary Lecture Series Event – Gaelynn Lea

Posted On January 16, 2019
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Event Title: Disability awareness, Accessibility in the arts, and Living an Enriching Life
Date: February 11, 2019 – 3:00-4:30pm
Location: Georgia State University, College of Law, Room 341

Co-Sponsors: GSU College of Law

 

When Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her two decades as a hardworking and talented Minnesota musician finally crystallized in a beautiful moment of national recognition. It was also just the beginning of a grand adventure. With the wind of her award at their backs, Gaelynn and her husband Paul sold their house, quit their jobs, bought a van, and hit the road. In addition to performing and recording, Gaelynn also loves to do public speaking engagements about disability awareness, accessibility in the arts, and living an enriching life. She has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease. Gaelynn is a strong voice in the disability community; she uses her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.

Listen to Gaelynn Lea on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6oSeODGmoQ