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CAN Talks 2023

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Discover Unique Insights Through The Words Of Individuals With Disabilities

Join us for the fourth annual CAN Talks, an event designed to broaden our perspectives about disabilities, highlight self-advocacy, and promote inclusion. This year's event will feature five local individuals, who will share their unique stories through the lens of life with a disability, along with a special guest performance by Carolina Dance Collaborative's inclusive dance ensemble. The Carolina Dance Collaborative is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make dance education accessible regardless of location, ability, and resources.

  • Doors Open - 6:00pm
  • Barbara Stone Foundation Fall Community Innovations Grant Awards/Cocktail Reception - 6:30 p.m.
  • Main CAN Talks Event - 7:00 p.m.
Admission tickets include one beverage ticket. Additional beverages can be purchased at the Cash Bar.

For specific accommodation requests (including details on Wheelchair Accessible Seating) please contact Lara Ceisel: or 864-214-5798.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating: Centre Stage does have limited accessible seating options for guests using wheelchairs and adjoining companion seating available for purchase; however, due to the nature of this event, this seating will fill up quickly. If you you have purchased or require accessible seating, please contact Lara Ceisel in advance at: or 864-214-5798.

Accessible parking is available in the River Street Parking Garage across from Centre Stage. Additional parking information will be released closer to the event.

For more information about the event and this year's speakers, please visit:

$15,905 raised by 126 people