Disability and Crisis: Rights and Accessibility in the Age of COVID-19
Social Justice Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Open to all Emanu-El 8th-12th graders
According to the CDC, one in four adults in the U.S. has some kind of disability. The pandemic has exposed some of the disability community’s most corrosive problems, such as over-reliance on congregate care facilities and inadequate support for independent living. The year 2020 marked 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an act that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all public areas. However, more urgent changes need to be made such as better health care access and making building more accessible. Join us for a discussion on prevalent issues impacting the disability community and learn how you can be an upstander on this topic. This peer-led group offers a space for honest and safe conversations while developing opinions on current issues and learning Judaism’s position on difficult topics. SJDG takes place via Zoom, so you can participate from anywhere! Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, we invite you to log on and listen or share. For the Zoom link, contact Rachel Brumberg, .