The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to services and access to work for people with disabilities
Monday, January 16, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting will be provided.
Panelists: Reshawna Chapple, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida
Kiara Chapple, School Counselor, California School for the Deaf-Fremont
Tameka Citchen-Spruce, Program Leader and Racial Justice Specialist, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition
Theodore R. Dorsette III, Creative Producer, Gallaudet University
Jaime Junior, Activist and Advocate, Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit
For our third annual MLK panel discussion, social justice expert Dr. Reshawna Chapple and her guests will be discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to services and access to work for people with disabilities from the perspective of the Black disability community.
We have all experienced trying times during the COVID-19 pandemic, but marginalized populations have been bearing the brunt of this public health crisis. People with disabilities have experienced significant changes in how they access work, study, and care, impacting nearly every aspect of their lives.
Honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on anti-racism, equity, and inclusion, our panelists will engage in a wide-ranging discussion about their lives before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting ongoing struggles and celebrating moments of resilience, intersectionality, and elevation.