What is Equity and What does it Mean for the Disability Community?

AUCD2020 Opening Plenary

July 23, 2020

What is equity? What does it mean in the disability space? We as a network, and the broader disability community, have yet to answer these questions and define equity. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and look toward the next decade, achieving equity is our highest priority. Join us for a dynamic and thought-provoking presentation and dialogue designed to help define equity and the path forward. Featured speaker Daniel Dawes, Director of the Satcher Leadership Institute at the Morehouse University School of Medicine, will 1) provide a framework based on his work in health equity, and 2) lead a panel discussion that explores what equity looks like from diverse perspectives including that of lived experience. The plenary will end with a call to action to all attendees to create and actively engage in what it takes to move from the promise of the ADA to the reality of achieving equity for all people with disabilities in the next decade.