Registration Now Open for 8th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities

ACDL News No comments

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual African American Conference on Disabilities. This is the only comprehensive conference that addresses legal rights issues at the intersection of race and disability. The conference examines avenues for legal advocacy to ensure the effective provision of services and enforcement of civil rights in the African American and disability communities.

Hosted by the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), ABILITY360 and the Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR), the conference will take place on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd. in Phoenix, Arizona.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Thomas Hicks, chairperson of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Other speakers will include Maria Cristina Fuentes, Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, and Shawn Aleong, an individual with a disability who is an advocate for civil rights, disability rights, and human rights for all.

Featured exhibitors include Ability360, ACDL, AzCAAR, and the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Space is limited, so register early.  Registration deadline is Monday, February 11, 2019. Register online at

For registration assistance or more information on the conference, contact Renaldo Fowler at the Arizona Center for Disability Law, (602) 274-6287.



Add your comment