Livestream on YouTube

You can also call into the webinar by dailing +1-408-638-0968 and using the webinar ID# 899 5652 1750.

CART and ASL will be provided on the livestream.

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

Welcome and Housekeeping with Tyler Haggerty
Emergency Management Intern with the Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council
    Learn more about Tyler Haggerty.

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

Panel Discussion

Lydia X. Z. Brown
Disability Advocate
    Learn more about Lydia X.Z.Brown. (Link coming soon.)

Rhonda Brownstein
Legal Director
    Learn more about Rhonda Brownstein. (Link coming soon.)

Jon Meyers
Executive Director of The Arc of Arizona
    Learn more about Jon Meyers. (Link coming soon.)

Brandie Sendziak
Supervising Attorney
    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.)

Do you have any questions for these panelists?
Please submit them before the event here.

View more information about this webinar topic here.

Livestream on YouTube

You can also call into the webinar by dailing +1-408-638-0968 and using the webinar ID# 899 5652 1750.

CART and ASL will be provided on the livestream.

Webinar Co-Host:

Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL)

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.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
2pm to 4pm (PDT/Arizona Time)
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