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January 11, 2022Advocacy Matters

2022 Virtual African American Conference on Disabilities

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


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2022 Virtual African American Conference on Disabilities

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Registration is now open for a free virtual African American Conference on Disabilities. The free virtual conference is hosted by the Arizona Center for Disability Law and the Arizona Center for African American Resources. The conference is free and open to all individuals, families, and organizations who are interested in learning and eliminating barriers on race and disability.

The 2021 virtual conference drew over 11,000 attendees from almost every state in the U.S., the Virgin Islands, Canada, Africa, and Europe. This is the 11th year of the annual conference.

The African American Conference on Disabilities is the only comprehensive conference in the United States that addresses the intersection between race and disabilities.

This year, the organizers have put together 12 sessions that start on February 1. The last day of the conference will be February 17. The free sessions will be available via Zoom and Facebook live. The sessions include:

February 1 – Addressing Race, Gender, and Disability Issues within the Deaf Community

February 1 – Born to Advocate: Portraits of Black Mothers of Children on the Autism Spectrum

February 3: Disproportionality in School Discipline (CLE)

February 3: Being Unapologetically Black: Healing from Trauma

February 8: How Assistive Technology Can Impact Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

February 8: Legal Rights and Best Practices for Individuals Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis (CLE)

February 10: Vaccine Misinformation

February 10: Transition: Rooted in Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy

February 15: Government Resources to Help Voters with Disabilities

February 15: The Self Advocacy Movement: A Civil Rights Movement for People with Disabilities

February 17: Fair Housing and Residents’ Rights in Specialized Housing Arrangements (CLE)

February 17: Moving from Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces


Do not miss this opportunity to participate in the African American Conference on Disabilities in February. You can visit and click on today’s #AdvocacyMatters segment for a link to the workshops and registration information.



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