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ADA National Network Learning Session: A Disability Justice Approach to Disaster Assistance

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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


This webinar is an interactive virtual workshop on Disability Justice approaches to disaster assistance that recognizes histories of harm and centers communities of color. The session will be co-facilitated by Justice Shorter who serves as the Disaster Protection Advisor for the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and Valerie Novack who is currently a Portlight Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Together, they will use Title II of the ADA and the 10 Disability Justice Principles created by Sins Invalid to guide participants through critical questions that call for a nationwide reimagining of more equitable and effective state/local emergency management practices. Join us for this captivating conversation anchored by the need for greater inclusivity of Black Indigenous People of Color with disabilities as we all collectively strive to deepen our understanding of the intersectional communities we serve. It is this conscious and continuous commitment to intersectional inclusion that strengthens our capacity to successfully support survivors with disabilities throughout emergencies/disasters.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify Disability Justice Principles and their relevance to disaster assistance/emergency management practices.
  • Understand how inequities in emergency resources, services, plans and programs disproportionately affect Black Indigenous People of Color with disabilities.
  • Incorporate intersectional strategies into state and local policies, programs and practices.
  • Build a network of resourceful professionals and resilient partnerships committed to consistently implementing Disability Justice based approaches into all phases of emergency management.


Deadline to Register - October 9, 2019

To register for the webinar, go to or choose the Webinar Address link below.

These 90-minute webinars are delivered by the Pacific ADA Center using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived. This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform.

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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