2020 brought many challenges, cancellations and the need to shift the way we do our work. The staff at the Native America Disability Law Center decided not to cancel a gift for the Executive Director, Therese Yanan. We celebrate 25 years of service with Therese always at the lead.
In early summer of 2020, the staff and Board members put on their creative hats and began working independently on quilt squares to be sewn together by the end of the year as a surprise gift. Therese’s mother and two sisters (all gifted quilters) were brought into the process. The result, after opening the quilt during a Zoom meeting, was a rare occurrence – we witnessed our E.D. without words (just for 30 seconds or so).