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Monday, May 25, 2015

"ADA National Network" Webinar June 11th: Understanding with the City of New York Emergency Situations - Shelter, Communications, Evacuations, and Power Outages

Announcing a new webinar - "ADA National Network Learning Session: Memorandums of Understanding with the City of New York regarding Shelter, Communications, Canvassing, High Rise Evacuation, and Power Outages"

June 11th, 2015

Webinars begin at 2.30pm ET/1.30pm CT/12.30 pm MT/11.30am PT/8.30am Hawaii.
Registration: Free on-line at http://www.adapresentations.org/registration.php
This 90-minute webinar will describe the civil rights violations in NYC's emergency planning and disaster response by the federal court in recent litigation. It will provide an overview of agreements negotiated by the parties to remedy those violations dealing with: Shelter; Transportation; Evacuation; Canvassing; Communications; Power Outages; and Reporting and Monitoring. The webinar will identify key components in emergency planning that promote and support inclusion, integration and equal access. This webinar will allow participants to explore how New York's experience can apply to their situations; the importance of developing solutions that are cross-disability; strategies for crafting agreements; and making the case for inclusion.
Margi Trapani, Director of Communications & Education. CIDNY's Director of Communications & Education Margi Trapani is a communications and education program specialist who has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations for over 30 years. Ms. Trapani has been with CIDNY since 2003 and in 2007 Ms. Trapani took over supervision of CIDNY's Emergency Preparedness activities and acted as CIDNY's liaison to New York City's Office of Emergency Management.
Susan Dooha J.D. Ms. Dooha became Executive Director of CIDNY in early 2002. Ms. Dooha designed and implemented a research project documenting civil rights violations related to emergency preparedness and disaster response in 2011 and 2012 that contributed to the federal district court's conclusion that New York City had violated federal disability rights laws in 2013. Dooha obtained her law degree at Yeshiva University, Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law in 1990 where she was twice awarded the Belkin Scholars Award. Dooha is herself a person with a disability.
These 90 minute webinars are delivered using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform. Collaborate downloads files to your machine in order to run. We recommend that you prepare your technology prior to the start of the session. You may need the assistance of your IT Staff if firewalls prevent you from downloading files.
To view all of the sessions for the coming year, or to see previous sessions, go to http://www.adapresentations.org/schedule.php
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