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Register for the 1st Virtual 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

AACD 2021 Schedule & Workshops:

(Click on the title for the registration link.)

Schedule Title
Monday, February 1st - 10:00 am - 11:00 am Opening Session Keynote Speaker: Britney Wilson
Tuesday, February 2nd - 10:00 am - 11:30 am Equity at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity and Disability
Thursday, February 4th - 10:00 am - 11:30 am Navigating Reasonable Accommodations and Workplace Discrimination in the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, February 9th - 10:00 am - 11:00 am Trauma: The Effects of the Pandemic on African American Families
Thursday, February 11th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities During COVD-19—A Workshop for Parents
Friday, February 12th - 10:00 am - 11:00 am Celebrating 10 Years of the African American Conference on Disabilities: A Journey of the Last Decade and the Road Ahead
Tuesday, February 16th - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Determined to Lead During the Pandemic
Thursday, February 18th - 10:00 am - 11:30 am Reasonable Accommodations, Modifications, Assistance Animals, and COVID-19 Considerations in Fair Housing
Tuesday, February 23rd - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AZ ABLE Accounts: Protect Benefits and Build Financial Security
Thursday, February 25th - 10:00 am - 11:30 am Ready to Protest: Techniques and Strategies for Ensuring an Inclusive Environment and Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Social Justice Activities
Friday, February 26th - 10:00 am - 11:00 am Closing Session: The Role and Impact of Voters with Disabilities and People of Color on the outcome of the 2020 General Election