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A Call to Action: Eliminating Compounded Disparities for People with Disabilities in a Year of COVID-19

Our 2021 Symposium, A Call to Action: Eliminating Compounded Disparities for People with Disabilities in a Year of COVID-19 was held virtually on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm EST. Thank you to all who were able to join us. We are so grateful to our partners and sponsors for helping to make the day so successful. We were honored to have such distinguished guests, speakers, and panelists at this event.  

This past year was like no other in memory. COVID-19 has laid bare the gross inequities that are deeply-seated in society. Focusing on lived experience, this symposium explored the intersectionality of disability, race, ethnicity, culture, gender identities, and the political determinants of health. The virtual event with 1,100 registered participants was an effort to provoke a deeper discussion about our shared responsibilities and to help us develop a better path forward for future action in partnership with people with disabilities. 

Thank you for joining partners AHRC New York CityPace University, and Georgetown University’s National Center for Cultural Competence, with participation from the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with DisabilitiesNew York City Department of Social Services, and Trinity Church Wall Street for a day of thought-provoking panel discussions led by regional and national leaders.  

In case you missed it, watch each panel by clicking the images below or click here to watch the entire symposium on YouTube.