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Disaster, Displacement and Disability Forum

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  • Disaster Relief

Disability Rights North Carolina is arranging a community forum on the Hurricane Florence disaster response and recovery efforts with a specific focus on disability.

About this Event
Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) worked in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence to monitor the status of people with disabilities in emergency shelters and otherwise aid recovery efforts. Our advocates witnessed first-hand the devastation Hurricane Florence wreaked on individuals and our communities. These kinds of disasters in North Carolina have presented especially difficult challenges for people with disabilities. We must ensure that communities and local, state and federal agencies are better equipped to respond to the needs and legal rights of disabled people.

DRNC is arranging a community forum to debrief on the Hurricane Florence disaster response and recovery efforts with a specific focus on disability*. Keynote speakers at the forum will be Marcie Roth, CEO, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies and former director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination at the US Dept. of Homeland Security/FEMA; and Sheri Badger, Disability Integration Specialist, North Carolina Emergency Management.

To register, please click on the website link below.