Kerry has shoulder length brown hair, a gold beaded necklace, and hazel eyes.

Kerry Thompson

She/Her/Hers
Advisory Council
Silent Rhythms, Inc.
Disability Rights Fund
Boston, MA

Biography

Kerry Thompson (She/Her/Hers) is the Executive Director for Silent Rhythms, Inc., a groundbreaking nonprofit to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the arts while using the arts to promote inclusion in society.  She also works as a Senior Officer for Communications, Inclusion, and Analytics for the Disability Rights Fund to advance human rights for people with disabilities in the Global South.  She currently serves as Vice-Chair on the MCDHH Statewide Advisory Council and previously served on the Board of Directors for DEAF, Inc. She is a renowned global inclusion expert and technology specialist who has produced and authored the Inclusion 101 webinar series.  She is a 2020 Visiting Artist for Harvard Dance Center.  In 2014, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship becoming the first woman with a disability to be awarded this prestigious fellowship. She is the co-author for Human Rights and Adolescence (2014. University of Pennsylvania Press) and has written several articles on inclusion and human rights in various sectors including the arts. Her dance background includes performances in New York City, Paris, Havana, Miami, and New England. She performed in Wheelock’s 2013 production of Pippi Longstocking. She completed a Master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University with a focus on international law and human rights.

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