2016 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium


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


2016 Transcript Day 1
2016 Transcript Day 2


Opening Remarks

  • Mark A. Riccobono, President

Plenary Session 1: Building Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement

Panel 1

  • Presenter: Rabia Belt, Research Fellow, Stanford Law School
  • Presenter: Michelle Garcia, Latino Community Development Organizer, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Presenter: Anil Lewis, Executive Director, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute

Panel 2

  • Presenter: Ella Callow, Legal Program Director, The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families, Through the Looking Glass
  • Presenter: Jane Dunhamn, Director, National Black Disability Coalition
  • Presenter: Alice Wong, Advisory Board Member, Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (use this link: https://youtu.be/oKkLUG9rR9g)

2016 Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Myron H. Thompson, US District Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

Plenary Session 2: Does Title II of the ADA Cover Arrests?

  • Presenter: Michael Bien, Managing Partner, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP
  • Presenter: Claudia Center, Senior Staff Attorney, Disability Rights, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Plenary Session 3: Ethical Issues in the Representation of Persons with Disabilities

  • Presenter: Alison J. Lynch, Staff Attorney, Disability Rights New York
  • Presenter: Jonathan Martinis, Senior Director for Law and Policy, Burton Blatt Institute

Plenary Session 4: International Progress on Improving Accessibility

  • Presenter: Jonathan Lazar, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Towson University
  • Presenter: David Lepofsky, Chair, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance

Plenary Session 5: Employment and Olmstead: The Right to Real Work

  • Presenter: Matthew W. Dietz, President and Litigation Director, Disability Independence Group, Inc.
  • Presenter: Regina Kline, Senior Counsel (Acting), Office of the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice
  • Presenter: Marc Maurer, Immediate Past President, National Federation of the Blind

Closing Remarks