Join The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies to Commemorate Juneteenth with a Congressional Briefing on the
INEQUALITY AND THE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACTS OF COVID RESPONSE ON BLACK DISABLED COMMUNITIES
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020 11:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M.
On June 19, 1865- two years, six months, and eighteen days after the Emancipation Proclamation came into effect- enslaved people in Texas were finally freed. To mark Juneteenth, listen to Black disabled advocates describe how inequality in the United States results in disproportionate impacts during disasters, including COVID-19. Learn about the needs and initiatives to ensure equal access to disaster resources includes Black disabled communities.
Valerie Novack – Board President of The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster
Strategies and Fellow at Center for American Progress
Justice Shorter – Disaster Protection Advisor, National Disability Rights Network
Anita Cameron – Director of Minority Outreach, Not Dead Yet
Angel Love Miles, Ph.D – Healthcare/Home and Community Based Services Policy Analyst, Access Living
Tyree Brown – Recipient, Money Follows the Person
Presented in collaboration with Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the House Bipartisan Disabilities caucus and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging.
ASL will be provided.
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