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By: Portlight, 3:30 PM GMT on May 21, 2015
Photo: The New York Times
The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster
Adrien A. Weibgen
ABSTRACT. This Note explores the legal responsibilities that local governments have toward marginalized communities in a time of crisis and argues that people with disabilities (PWDs) have a “right to be rescued”: a legal right to have their unique needs accoun...
Updated: 3:31 PM GMT on May 21, 2015
By: Portlight, 1:50 AM GMT on April 29, 2015
Nepal experienced another major earthquake today, magnitude 7.3, with at least 48 people killed and over 1200 injured. Portlight is assisting our brothers and sisters with disabilities by supporting the work of the Spinal Injury and Rehabilitation Center - Nepal, and the Kathmandu Independent Living Center.There is still much work to be done, so we ask that you consider donating to our Portlight-Nepal Earthquake Fund, and please share this post with your...
Updated: 6:33 PM GMT on May 12, 2015
By: Portlight, 4:29 PM GMT on April 21, 2015
We are pleased to share some of our partners efforts that are expanding the services and planning for Disasters and how we as communities can better respond.
Born from Disaster, recovers.org
Co-founders Caitria and Morgan created a functional infrastructure for recovery after an EF3 tornado in their hometown of Monson, MA. Read more here.
Updated: 4:39 PM GMT on April 21, 2015
By: Portlight, 4:34 PM GMT on January 12, 2015
The Hampton Roads Getting It Right Workshop will be LIVESTREAMED below beginning at 9am EDT.
CLICK HERE FOR LIVESTREAM
The Getting It Right Workshop
Hampton Roads, Virginia
Day Two - February, 25 2015
8:00am–9:00 am Breakfast (provided)
9:00am–10:15am Marcie Roth, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination for the ...
Updated: 2:14 PM GMT on February 25, 2015
By: Portlight, 5:26 PM GMT on December 05, 2014
Portlight Strategies has launched a new year-end fundraising campaign, Giving Tuesday & Beyond. We’re excited about the coming year and all it holds in store!
Here’s just a sampling of what we’ll be up to in 2015:
We’re holding more Getting It Right conferences than ever before, starting in Hampton Roads, Virginia, in late February.
We’re launching our traveling photo exhibit, Dis...
Updated: 4:58 PM GMT on December 08, 2014