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“I want people to know that it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are, what you do, whether you have a disability or not, we need everyone to be a part of this movement.”
Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
2023 Conference Performers
Lachi is a multi-award-winning artist, Grammys Board Governor and Founder and President of the UN-recognized RAMPD.org. Born legally blind, Lachi has dedicated her platform and craft to amplifying Disability Culture and inclusion in the Music Industry. Through RAMPD Lachi brought accessibility to the GRAMMYs telecast, walking the red carpet with a glammed mobility cane.
Named a “new champion in advocacy” by Billboard, she’s held talks with the White House, the UN, and the Kennedy Center, and has been featured in Essence, Forbes and the New York Times for celebrating intersectionality through her art and upbeat and unapologetic brand of disability pride.
Kodi Lee became an instant phenomenon when his America’s Got Talent Season 14 audition hit the internet and national television. With over 432 million views and counting online, his Golden Buzzer performance became the most viral audition in AGT history. He went on to win the entire season.
Currently, Kodi is headlining the AGT Superstars LIVE show at the Luxor Hotel & Casino and is dedicating himself to bringing his original music to the world. He has performed across the globe with some amazing artists and for a wide variety of audiences. Kodi also contributes his talents to worthy charitable organizations and corporate events. Follow him here: https://linktr.ee/kodilee
Warren “Wawa” Snipe
Warren “Wawa” Snipe an acclaimed Hip Hop Recording Artist hailing from the DC/MD/VA area, has been making music with an insatiable drive since he first picked up the mic in 2005. His charismatic and diligent persona and genre, “Dip Hop” (Hip Hop through deaf eyes), has garnered critical reception and positive acclaim over the past 15+ years.
This unique sound of audio and imagery has helped WAWA develop a growing fanbase and has landed him many opportunities on stage, in the studio, and within the music industry.
WAWA’s rendering of Dip Hop explores Hip Hop in a way that educates people about deaf musicians in the hearing world, with the hope of putting deaf Recording Artists on the map in mainstream public interest. This admirable pursuit has showcased WAWA’s interest in inspiring others to aspire, even those who face challenges.
“This has been such a positive experience for me. It has opened many doors for me that I never imagined could happen. It gave me the opportunity to explore different fields and to be able to network with others in many different areas.
I value everything that the NextGen Leader Initiatives stands for and how much it goes above and beyond to help with career opportunities.”