Join us for the YouTube Premiere of Art of Inclusion: AFB100 Concert & Celebration. Images from left to right: Amadou & Mariam, Haben Girma, Kirk Adams, Aloe Blacc, Sean Allan Krill, Marcus Roberts, Jennah Bell, and Matthew Whitaker

AFB's 2021 Centennial Celebrations

We've been changing the world for 100 years—be part of what the future holds! Since 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind has been at the forefront of creating a more inclusive world for people who are blind or visually impaired—a world of no limits, where everyone is free to pursue their dreams of education, employment, and a life well and fully lived.

Catch the replay of the “Art of Inclusion” concert »

Centennial Conversations

The Power of Gratitude and Joy

Join us for a live Q&A with Rebecca Alexander, an award-winning author, psychotherapist, group fitness instructor, disability advocate, and extreme athlete who is almost completely blind and deaf due to Usher Syndrome type III. Rebecca will share her perspective on strength, courage, gratitude, and joy, especially in these difficult times.

Inclusion, Intersectionality, and the Future of Work

Join us June 24 for a robust discussion with leaders who are blind or have low vision about what the future of work will look like.

Blind and Visually Impaired Women in Leadership

In recognition of Women’s History Month and the incredible leadership of Helen Keller, our most famous advocate, AFB hosted a panel discussion on “Blind and Visually Impaired Women in Leadership," featuring a diverse group of visually impaired women in leadership roles.

Archived Events

Portraits of Christine Ha, Marcus Roberts, Dr. Hoby Wedler, and Russell Shaffer around the text: Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration. AFB100. Inclusion Knows No Limits

Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration

MasterChef, TV host, and cookbook author Christine Ha; chemist, entrepreneur, and wine expert Dr. Hoby Wedler; and jazz pianist and composer Marcus Roberts discuss food, wine, music, creativity, and pursuing your dreams.

Join us for the YouTube Premiere of Art of Inclusion: AFB100 Concert & Celebration. Images from left to right: Amadou & Mariam, Haben Girma, Kirk Adams, Aloe Blacc, Sean Allan Krill, Marcus Roberts, Jennah Bell, and Matthew Whitaker

The Art of Inclusion

You can still catch the replay of our March concert, co-hosted by Haben Girma and our own president and CEO Kirk Adams, Ph.D., with performances by Amadou & Mariam, Marcus Roberts, Matthew Whitaker, Sean Allan Krill, Jennah Bell, Aloe Blacc, and students from the New York Institute for Special Education Choir.

AFB 100. Inclusion knows no limits. Matthew Whitaker, a young black man wearing dark glasses and a grey turtleneck sweater sits in front of and is leaning onto a piano.

The Inclusive Power of Music

Matthew Whitaker is a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist and the first blind person to be accepted into Juilliard's jazz studies program. Join us as he discusses his passion for music and the technology that makes sharing his talent possible with AFB's Melody Goodspeed.


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