Disability and the Care Economy (From Disability & Philanthropy Forum)

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Disability and the Care Economy (From Disability & Philanthropy Forum)

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

More than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers. Many disabled Americans need care: approximately 7% of U.S. adults have an independent living disability, and 3.6% of U.S. adults have a self-care disability. However, many professional caregivers are underpaid, and the 53 million American family caregivers are unpaid altogether. Disability justice requires a care economy infrastructure that is created by and for disabled people, who both need and provide care.

This panel discussion will address questions such as:

  • What are infrastructures of care, and why are they important for disability justice?
  • How do care work, disability justice, and gender justice intersect?
  • How can philanthropy support care infrastructure for people with disabilities?

CART and ASL interpretation will be provided. If you require another accommodation to fully participate in the webinar, please note it in your registration, or contact us at communications@disabilityphilanthropy.org. This free webinar is presented by the Disability & Philanthropy Forum, in partnership with the Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund.

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