Global Disability and Disaster Town Hall Meetings

Hosted by the World Institute on Disability

Share your COVID-19 experience – we’re listening:

When disaster strikes, disability-led organizations are the ones on the ground, trying to fill the gaps without equitable access to traditional disaster relief channels.

We’re bringing disability leaders and trusted allies together in disasters to disrupt exclusion and accelerate radical inclusion.

How will we do it?

  1. Listen

We’re listening: What’s happening? What do you need?

  1. Organize

We’re organizing: Where are the gaps? Who has the resources?

  1. Build

We’re building: A more equitable response to COVID-19, and whatever comes next.

Launch of the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration

Please join WID, The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, and ONG Inclusive for the launch of the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration on Thursday, July 9 at 9 AM Pacific Time/12 PM Eastern Time (NY Time)/4 PM UTC. Click the registration link and the linked image below for more information.

Registration link for the launch of the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration

Launch Event: Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration. Thursday, July 9, 2020. Logo for the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration. 6 arrows wrapping around an invisible sphere, each a different color - orange, red, purple, blue, green, and gray.

Past Global Disability + Disaster Town Hall Meetings

Session 2: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Recorded session + transcript:

Transcript for WID Disability + Disaster Global Town Hall, Session 2

Session details

Thursday, June 4 from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm EDT/4:00pm-5:30pm UTC

International Sign + Captioning in English

With opening remarks from German Parodi, Co-Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

This webinar will serve as a community forum for sharing and storytelling as we, the global disability community, reframe the debate on disability inclusion in disaster planning, response, recovery, and mitigation. Please sign up to speak via our speaker sign up form – we will be prioritizing voices from diverse locations, multiply-marginalized people with disabilities, disability-led organizations, and those who did not speak at our last session.

Download full invitation for session 2 (Accessible PDF)

Text file (.TXT) available by email at info@wid.org

Flat PNG (click to open PDF):

Infographic. Accessible version available, follow link titled

Session 1: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Recorded session + transcript

Transcript for Global Disability and Disaster Town Hall session, May 7 2020

Session details

Thursday, May, 2020 from 1 – 2:30 PM EDT

International Sign + Captioning in English

Marcie Roth, WID’s Executive Director/CEO, creator and former director of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination will provide opening remarks and engage conversation with disability community disaster response leaders. The webinar will then open and become a community forum for sharing and storytelling as we, the disability community, reframe the debate on disability inclusion in disaster planning, response and mitigation. Please prepare to share your thoughts, needs, and stories, or email in advance to info@wid.org.

Download full invitation (Accessible PDF)

Text-only PDF

Text file (.TXT) available by email at info@wid.org

Flat PNG (click to open PDF):

Infographic. Accessible version available, follow link titled


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