Expanding Opportunities Through Telework: For the Covid Era and Beyond

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Teleworking provides many opportunities and benefits for people with disabilities. At a time when many of us are teleworking, we have come to learn the many advantages and challenges of working from home. This webinar explores several items related to supporting people with disabilities in teleworking situations. We will discuss the definition and models of telework, the advantages and disadvantages for people with disabilities, addressing literacy and the digital divide, supports needed, problem-solving issues of social isolation, and the impact Covid has had on advancing telework. Dr. Rackensperger will speak to her research about this area as well as her own experiences teleworking as a person with disabilities.

Keeping Our Communities Safe from Gun Violence

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The West Philadelphia Promise Zone's Public Safety Committee presents a virtual community event on keeping our communities safe from gun violence. Panelists: Erica Atwood, Senior Director, Office of Criminal Justice & Public Safety Presley Barner, Youth Activist, YEAH Philly Dante Leonard, West Philadelphia Resident, People's Emergency Center Commercial Corridor Manager Sunny V. Jackson MSN, RN, CNL, TCRN, CCRN, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery at Penn Medicine - Presbyterian Hospital This event is open to everyone, but will be focused on neighborhoods within the Promise Zone, including Belmont, Mill Creek, Mantua, and West Powelton/Powelton Village.

Building a Youth Powered Agenda

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On March 30 at 6pm, we’re holding a town hall to collectively envision a recovery that sends our children back to schools that are safer, cleaner, and healthier than they have ever been before. Watch live on Councilmember Helen Gym's Facebook page. Philadelphia stands to gain over $2 billion in federal relief as part of the largest federal infusion of funding in history. Our schools could see hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments. It’s up to us to collectively build a vision for youth recovery that leaves us stronger than ever. Over the next month, City Council’s Committee on Children and Youth is convening public forums to build a youth-powered agenda for new investments. We’re partnering with young people and advocates from across the city to hold these public events starting March 30, and throughout the month of April. We’ll hear from youth about their concerns and vision for safer and more supportive schools, for programs that nurture and empower the young people they serve, and for a system of mental healthcare that provides a crucial safety net for our children.

Disability and Change Symposium

The stated goal of the annual Symposium is "to create conversation that transcends any one-dimensional depiction of people with disabilities, and foregrounds the multidimensional lives of our speakers - as writers, educators, performers, and advocates." The Disability and Change Symposium is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference focusing on cultural equity and disability. The event is free, accessible and open to the public. Acknowledgments Organized by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, the Symposium is an outcome of collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability whose mission is "to foster collaboration across Temple University on disability-related projects including research, teaching, programming, publication, and grant-seeking. By connecting with one another, Council members help build community among the growing number of people at Temple whose work engages with disability." Core funding for the Disability and Change Symposium is through a grant from the Center for the Humanities at Temple University (CHAT). We extend our appreciation to Disability Resources and Services for providing Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and American Sign Language services for the day.

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