Educational Series

Our NED team has presented at many conferences and events around California and other locations, including the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity in Hawaii and the American Public Health Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia. We strive to educate the public and major stakeholders about the important connection between climate change and disability through presentations, webinars, panel discussions and more. So far, this project has received widespread recognition as an incredibly important topic that has cross-cutting connections in many areas:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Adaptation & infrastructure planning
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Disability rights
  • and more…

We are excited to partner with any conference organizers or other event planners to raise awareness about the intersection of climate change and disability. If you would like to partner with us and expand this social justice issue, please contact or

Some of our educational materials and outreach include:

Brown Girl Green podcast – guest appearance

NED staff Alex Ghenis and Marsha Saxton joined the “Brown Girl Green” podcast in May 2018 to discuss environmental justice and people with disabilities. Our team loves to participate in interviews and thanks Kristy, the BGG host, for the invitation! You can also check out the rest of the podcast’s archives.

Climate change and Disability in California: January 2018 Webinar

This webinar looks at the connection between climate change and disability, recent experiences in California, and the state’s health equity goals. Alex Ghenis from WID is joined by Vance Taylor from the Office of Access and Functional Needs in the California Gov.’s Office of Emergency Services, and Linda Helland from the Office of Health Equity at the California Department of Public Health. The presentation starts just over 6 minutes in, so jump forward to get started!

Climate Change and Disability: Presentation and Workshop

This video features highlights from a workshop in summer of 2017 covering climate justice and inclusive climate resilience. Nearly 40 attendees listened to presentations from Alex Ghenis and Marsha Saxton and had breakout discussions to find solutions for the future. The video includes thoughts from several workshop attendees.

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