2020 Weekly Webinar Series: Disability Justice

Racial Justice During COVID-19
Friday, July 3rd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Racism and racial justice play a large role in public health and emergency management. These prevalent issues have been showen to create major hurdles when it comes to reaching health equity. These panelists will discuss the current problems of health disparities during the pandemic of COVID-19 and how minorities are suffering disproportionately from the virus. Professionals can expect to gain new insight and perspectives through colleagues in the field, who will take part in an honest discussion about the current state of public health with respect to racial justice. Attendees will learn about how minorities all too often have unequal access to healthcare and other resources. Learn how, through structural racism, a person of color is more likely to be hospitalized or become infected with COVID-19, and face more health consquences as a result.

Panelists:

Dr. Diana Hernandez
from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
from the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona

Dr. Jennifer Sarrett
from Emory University’s Center for the Study of Human Health

Moderators:

Grace Marie Leito
from Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council

James Hinckley
from Diverse Ability Incorporated

Read more about this event here.
Housing Justice & Ageism During COVID-19
July 8 from 2pm to 4pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine

Larry Polivka

David Voepel

Moderators: Noah Patton and Todd Holloway

Guest Speaker: Andrew Pulrang

Read more about this event here.
Mental Health Justice During COVID-19
July 15 from 2pm to 4pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

Jennifer Mathis

TBA

TBA

Moderators: Kelly Carbello and Kathy Bashor

Guest Speaker: TBA

Co-Host: DIRECT Center for Independence (Tucson, AZ)

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Your Rights During COVID-19 and Other Disasters
July 23rd from 10am to 12pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Rhonda Brownstein

TBA

Moderators: J.J. Rico and Sarah Kader

Guest Speaker: TBA

Co-Host: Arizona Center for Disability Law

Read more about this event here.

Justice for Developmental Disabilities During COVID-19 and Other Disasters
July 31, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

Clarissa Kripke, MD

Shameka Andrews

TBA

Moderators: Dawn Bailey

Guest Speaker: TBA

Co-Host: TBA

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Immigrant and Migrant Justice During COVID-19

August 4th from 10am to 12pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

TBA

Moderators: TBA

Guest Speaker: TBA

Co-Host: Somos America (Arizona Nonprofit Organization)

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Indigenous Justice During COVID-19
August 10th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pacific/Arizona TIme)

Panelists:

Gayle Dine’Chacon, MD

Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D.

Moderators: Paula Seanez and Eileen Tohonnie

Guest Speaker: TBA

Co-Host: ASSIST! to Independence (Tuba City, AZ)

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Veterans Justice During COVID-19
August 18th from 10am to 12pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

Patricia Kime

TBA

Moderators: TBA

Guest Speaker: TBA

Co-Host: SMILE: Services Maximizing Independent Living And Empowerment (Yuma, AZ)

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Environmental Sensitivity Justice During COVID-19
August 27 from 10am to 12pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

Dr. Ann McCampbell

Cyndi Norwitz

TBA

Moderators: Jess Dene Schlesinger and Susan Molloy

Guest Speaker: TBA

Co-Host: New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center (Prescott Valley, AZ)

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Justice for United States Territories During COVID-19
August 31 from 10am to 12pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

Panelists:

TBD

Moderators: TBD

Guest Speaker: TBD

Co-Host: TBD

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