2021 Disability & Philanthropy Webinar Series. September 23: Climate Change and Disability

Adverse effects of climate change disproportionately impact the global population of people with disabilities. Too often environmental initiatives fail to take disability into account, perpetuating inequity and discrimination. And yet, people with disabilities are at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for adapting to and slowing climate change. In order to meaningfully respond to and combat our changing climate, philanthropy must include disabled people in their efforts to better understand and fund solutions. Join John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation President and CEO John Palfrey in conversation with disability activists to learn about the intersections between disability and climate change and to explore philanthropy’s role in supporting meaningful community-based solutions.

This free webinar is the fourth of a four-part series focusing on the intersections of disability with key issues, made possible by the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy.

CART will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact Pat Daley at assistant@disabilityphilanthropy.org or 312-970-9394.

About the Panelists

Moderator: John Palfrey, President and CEO of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and member of the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy

John Palfrey is President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies with assets of approximately $7 billion, and offices in Chicago, Mexico City, New Delhi, and Abuja, Nigeria. Palfrey is a well-respected educator, author, legal scholar, and innovator with expertise in how new media is changing learning, education, and other institutions.

Speakers to be announced!