Webinar: Your Rights During COVID-19 and Other Disasters
Thursday, July 23rd from 2pm to 4pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)
This is the fourth webinar in the 2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series: Disability Justice During Crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deep-seated discriminations and inequalities present in our society today, specifically socioeconomic inequalities, systemic racism, and ableism. The disability community can often be overlooked in disaster relief, which in the time of COVID-19 has had fatal consequences. So far, the disability community has been one of the most vulnerable and hardest hit during this pandemic. Individuals who have disabilities often include medical conditions which put people more at-risk of COVID-19. The use of congregate settings, from nursing homes to prisons, further exasperates the spread of COVID-19 among this population. In addition, many support services have been restricted as an effect of social distancing and quarantine, removing supports necessary for individuals who have disabilities to remain independent.
As the 30th Anniversary of the Americans’ with Disabilities Act approaches, this webinar will examine the laws that protect individuals who have disabilities and how well these laws have served individuals who have disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
2:10 pm – 2:25 pm
Opening Remarks with Moderator J.J. Rico
Chief Executive Officer for the Arizona Center for Disability Law
Learn more about J.J. Rico. (Link coming soon.)
2:25 pm – 3:45 pm
Lydia X. Z. Brown
Learn more about Lydia X.Z.Brown. (Link coming soon.)
Learn more about Rhonda Brownstein. (Link coming soon.)
Executive Director of The Arc of Arizona
Learn more about Jon Meyers. (Link coming soon.)
Learn more about Brandie Sendziak. (Link coming soon.)
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Remarks with Moderator Sarah Kader
Director of Operations at the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council
Learn more about Sarah Kader. (Link coming soon.)
ACDL is a not for profit law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. Arizona Center for Disability Law is part of the nationwide protection and advocacy (P&A) system.