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Capitol Correspondence - 02.02.21

Free Event: African American Conference on Disabilities

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To assist our members as they support individuals, families and staff who belong to communities of color, we share this announcement by the African American Conference on Disabilities:

“It’s time to register for this year’s first-ever virtual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD) throughout the month of February.

This conference is a FREE event!

Hosted by The Arizona Center for Disability Law and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR), the AACD is the only comprehensive conference in the U.S. that addresses the intersection between race and disabilities.

You can register for 11 sessions via the links below. The Opening Session will start on February 1st and the Closing Session will be on February 26th. 

CART and ASL Interpretation Services will be available for each session.

For questions, please contact Renaldo Fowler at [email protected].”

The full schedule and links to register are available on the conference site.