2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement: Working Together to Achieve the Right to Live in the World

March 31, 2016

Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement: Working Together to Achieve the Right to Live in the World

National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute

Baltimore, Maryland | March 31 - April 1, 2016


Don’t miss this opportunity to hear 2016 keynote speaker U.S. District Judge Myron H. Thompson and leading disability rights and civil rights advocates examine the status of diversity in the disability rights movement and explore ways to increase diversity so that all may achieve Dr. tenBroek's vision of equality of opportunity at the 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium  Join leading disability rights advocates from throughout the United States to examine the status of diversity in the disability rights movement and explore ways to increase diversity so that all may achieve Dr. tenBroek's vision of equality of opportunity.

More information at the 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium website 

When:  March 31-April 1, 2016

Where:  National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
200 East Wells Street  at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Registration Fee:     $175
Students:   $25

A limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee will be available to individuals with demonstrated financial need. Requests for a waiver of the registration fee should be emailed to Lou Ann Blake no later than February 12, 2016.

2016 TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

The 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss topics such as: building diversity in the disability rights movement, arrests and Title II of the ADA, international progress on improving accessibility, ethical issues in the representation of persons with disabilities, the right to real work under Olmstead, disability and discrimination in the LGBT community, and how schools are using truancy laws to avoid their responsibilities under the IDEA.

Presenters include:

  • Samuel Bagenstos, Frank G. Millard Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Alison Barkoff, Director of Advocacy, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Rabia Belt, Research Fellow, Stanford Law School
  • Claudia Center, Senior Staff Attorney, Disability Rights, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
  • Matthew W. Dietz, President and Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group, Inc.
  • Jane Dunhamn, Director, National Black Disability Coalition
  • Jonathan Lazar, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • David Lepofsky, Chair, AODA Alliance
  • Anil Lewis, Executive Director, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute
  • Alison J. Lynch, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights New York
  • Kathleen Martinez, Senior Vice President, Disability Market Segment & Strategy, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

View Presenters Bios (PDF)

AGENDA AND REGISTRATION

View the agenda for the 2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium.

To register online, payment must be made by credit card at the time of registration.

To register by mail or fax, download the registration form. Completed registration forms with credit card information may be faxed to Lou Ann Blake at (410) 659-5129. Mail forms with complete credit card information or enclosed check (made payable to the National Federation of the Blind) to:

Lou Ann Blake, Law Symposium Coordinator
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230