Advocate for Disability Inclusion

Advocate for Disability Inclusion

On March 28, 2023, we continued our celebration of both Women's History Month and Black History by amplifying the story and talents of another accomplished woman, our guest performer, Lachi.

Lachi with students, school leaders


Lachi is a multi-award winning singer, songwriter and recording artist who began her performance by describing in vivid detail her appearance. Born legally blind, Lachi advocates for disability culture, inclusion and accessibility in the music industry. She is Founder and President of Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (“RAMPD”), a nationally recognized coalition that advocates for disability inclusion in the music industry. Lachi has held talks with the White House, the United Nations and the Kennedy Center, and has walked the red carpet at the GRAMMYS.  We were delighted to welcome her to Ursuline!

Through her music selections, Lachi emphasized the importance of courage, community, and being proud of who you are. The student assembly appreciated the personal stories and original music that Lachi shared.

Lachi at the keyboard


After Lachi’s performance, three students who are also artists and musicians posed thoughtful questions on behalf of the student body. In response, Lachi shared who inspired her, how she builds confidence and perseverance, and how her sparkling decorated mobility cane helps her embrace her identity. 

Students pose questions


Music students were further delighted when Lachi stopped in the choir practice room in our Mooney-Hancock Arts Center and offered feedback as the orchestra rehearsed in preparation for the Spring Concert on April 18.

Lachi visits the orchestra rehearsal


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Lachi performs for the student assembly
Lachi answers questions posed by students
Lachi shared her story