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The Disaster Response Efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Thursday, July 12, 2018
2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. EST

Cost: Free

Format: Webinar

Where: Online/Web-based

Sponsored By:

Webinar Series: Inclusive Emergency Management and Preparedness
from the Pacific ADA Center, member of the ADA National Network


The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) leads the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) commitment to protecting civil rights in natural and man-made disasters. In this session, CRCL’s Rebekah Tosado and Brian Parsons will introduce CRCL’s disaster related responsibilities drawing upon examples from CRCL’s experiences during the 2017 and prior disasters. They will describe CRCL’s collaboration with FEMA (a Component of DHS) and federal civil rights partners to provide proactive guidance, address emerging issues, and engage members of the disability community.

Learning objectives:

  • Learner will understand the role of the DHS CRCL in ensuring nondiscrimination in disasters.
  • Learner will be able to describe how compliance with civil rights laws contributes to more effective preparedness, response, and recovery for the whole community.
  • Learner will be familiar with CRCL’s civil rights resources that support compliance with civil rights laws.
  • Learner will understand how to contact CRCL to obtain technical assistance, report civil rights issues in disasters, and file a complaint of discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other bases.


Deadline to Register - July 11, 2018

To register for this webinar, go to

These 90 minute webinars are delivered using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform and all sessions will be fully accessible and real time captioned for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Contact For More Information:

Pacific ADA Center
Phone: 510-285-5600 (v/tty)
Web: Webinar Series: Inclusive Emergency Management and Preparedness

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