2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series:
Disability Justice During Crisis

The 2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series starts with a webconference on June 30th, and is followed by weekly webinars on the theme of Disability Justice During Crisis until a concluding in-person event on September 9th with COPA Health.

Kickoff Webconference: Disability Justice During Crisis

Tuesday June 30, 2020 from 9am to 4pm (Pacific/Arizona Time)

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Online Registration

First time using Zoom?
No problem! Join us early and receive one on one troubleshooting before the event officially starts at 9am. You are able to particpate in this conference with your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You are also able to call into the event. All videos have audio descriptions.

We will be watching “The Right to Be Rescued”. This documentary was released in 2010 by Rooted in Rights. This documentary focus on events during and following Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on the southeast coast of the United States in August 2005. Despite the fifteen years that have passed since this storm, many individuals who have disabilities encounter the same difficulties during disasters today.
    Learn more about Rooted in Rights.

9:00 am – 9:20 am
Opening Remarks with Judith Heumann

James Hinckley (Introduction)
Board Member of Diverse Ability Incorporated
    Learn more about James Hinckley.

Judith “Judy” Heumann
Disability Rights Leader
    Learn more about Judy Heumann. (Link coming soon.)

9:20 am – 10:40 am
A Disability Justice Approach to Disaster Assistance (Presentation)

Justine “Justice” Shorter
Disaster Protection Advisor for the National Disability Rights Network
    Learn more about Justice Shorter. (Link coming soon.)

Valerie Novack
Portlight Fellow for the Center for American Progress
    Learn more about Valerie Novack. (Link coming soon.)

10:40 am – 11:00 am
Action to Ensure Access to FEMA Resources

Sarah Saadian
Vice President of Public Policy of National Low Income Housing Coalition
    Learn more about Sarah Saaidan. (Link coming soon.)

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Disability Inclusion 101 (Presentation)

Shaylin Sluzalis & Germán Parodi
Co-Executive Directors for the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies
    Learn more about Shaylin Sluzalis. (Link coming soon.)
    Learn more about Germán Parodi. (Link coming soon.)

11:45 am – 12:00 pm
– Break –
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Independent Living During and After COVID-19 (Panel)


Billy Altom
Executive Director of APRIL
   Learn more about Billy Altom. (Link coming soon.)

Kelly Buckland
Executive Director of NCIL
    Learn more about Kelly Buckland. (Link coming soon.)

June Isaacson Kailes
Disability Policy Consultant
    Learn more about June Isaacson Kailes. (Link coming soon.)


Delegates from the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum
    Learn more about the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum.

Jordan Lewis
Graduate of the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum

Mica Stewart
Graduate of the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum

Do you have any questions for these panelists?

Please submit them before the event here.

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm
— Break —
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Are ADA Coordinators Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities with Respect to Disaster Planning? (Webcourse)

Lewis Kraus
Co-Director for the Pacific ADA Center
    Learn more about Lewis Kraus. (Link coming soon.)

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Reflections from Montana on Independent Living During and Following COVID-19 (Presentation)

Dr. Meg Ann Traci
Research Associate Professor for the University of Montana
    Learn more about Meg Ann Traci. (Link coming soon.)

Travis Hoffman
Summit Independent Living Advocacy Director
    Learn more about Travis Hoffman. (Link coming soon.)

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Closing Remarks with Marcie Roth

Marcie Roth
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the World Institute on Disability
    Learn more about Marcie Roth. (Link coming soon.)

CART and ASL will be provided at all 2020 Partners in Preparedness Summit Series events.


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Racial Justice During COVID-19 
Friday, July 3, 2020
From 2pm to 4pm (PDT /Arizona Time)
Online or by phone via Zoom