Summit Recording
Climate Ableism and Accessibility
The fourth in the CEMTF 4th Virtual Summit Series: Climate, Social Justice & Rights of Nature
Climate Ableism & Accessibility - Summit Recording
Climate Ableism & Accessibility - Summit Recording

Speakers & Co-Speakers


Emergency Preparedness and Climate Action: Insights From a Cross-Disability Perspective

  • Emma Martin, Community Engagement Program Manager, Center for Independent Living (CIL)
  • Michai Freeman, Systems Change Advocate, CIL
  • Henry Maeko, Emergency Preparedness Outreach & Training Coordinator, CIL
  • Sheela Gunn-Cushman, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, CIL


Links provided by CIL:


Introduction to the CMIST Resources Memory Tool that Helps Make Any Disaster or Emergency Accessible for People with Access and Functional Needs

  • Sadie Martinez, Access and Functional Needs Coordinator, State of Colorado division of HSEM


Access and Functional Needs Flyer and QR code (2).pdf - Google Drive

How Climate Change Impacts the Whole Community

  • L. Vance Taylor, Chief of the Office of Access & Functional Needs, State of California, Office of the Governor


Climate's Disproportionate Impact on People With Disabilities (PWDs), How to Counter Ableism in the Environmentalist Community, and Opportunities to Increase Both Accessibility and Climate Resilience

  • Alex Ghenis, Climate and Disability Justice Advocate, Equity Working Group for the Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network (BayCAN) and the Technical Advisory Council for the CA Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP


Links & PPT provided by Alex:

Ableism and disablism in the UK environmental movement