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Organizers Forum: Immigration and Disability

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • RSVP online

The Trump Administration has increased immigration raids, threatened millions with deportation, scared immigrants away from getting health care, food stamps, and other services, and just this week ended DACA (which provides relief for undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children). Some DREAMers (young people on DACA) have disabilities and were brought to the US by their families for medical care. Many home care workers are immigrants, currently at risk of deportation. Furthermore, as one group is attacked, we are all threatened. Let’s talk about the relationship between immigration and disability and what the disability community can do to protect disabled immigrants and act in solidarity with ALL immigrants. 


  • Katherine Perez, National Coalition of Latinxs with Disabilities
  • Michelle Garcia, Access Living (Latino Community Development Organizer, Cambiando Vidas)
  • More speakers to be announced

Join the Call:

Accommodations & CART:

  • The call will have real-time captioning (CART) at:
  • Username: forum
  • Password: forum
  • To ask questions via CART: Sign-in to the chat function on the right side of the transcript and type your question. One of the call facilitators will read out any questions posted there.
  • Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1:00 p.m. and end the call promptly at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • Thank you to the National Disability Leadership Alliance for sponsoring the captioning of this call.
  • If you need additional accommodations to participate in the call, please let us know as soon as possible.

Mark your calendars! The Organizer’s Forum has a call on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Background: The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally follow the format of a Welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for a few minutes on their experiences, advice and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period.


  1. Marisol Marure says:

    I missed it, I thought it was at 11 am. Is there another forum like this.

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