2020 Diversity Summit

Inequality Matters: Focus on Diverse and Underserved Older Adults in Rural America

Thursday, March 26 | 12:30 PM–3:30 PM

Sponsored by AARP.
Open to 200 registrants. Pre-registration required.
Fee: $15 (includes coffee)
CE Credits: 3

aarpThis summit will consider the definitions of and reasons why people choose to live rural, as well as the challenges and opportunities presented by aging in rural areas. This will provide a foundation to understand the broad commonalities found among the people aging in these underserved regions. We will also hear directly from and about the members of these communities as we use an intersectional lens to focus further on the additional issues rural Americans with diverse identities face all over the country. Summit participants will hear from people who live rurally and work with rural aging adults, gaining a deeper understanding of the particular needs people with marginalized identities. The Summit will end with a focus on programs and systems that work as well as discussions on what the urban population can do to support an aging rural population.

Opening Comments: Daphne Kwok, MPA, Vice President Multicultural Leadership – Asian-American & Pacific Islander Audience Strategy, AARP

Moderators:

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Joyce L. Walker, MSSA, SHS, Vice President of Community Development. E. Percil Stanford, PhD President, Folding Voice

 

Presenters:

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Kathy Greenlee, JD, Consulting Principal, PYA, P.C.

Cindy Padilla, Consultant, Public Policy and Programs, Grantmakers in Aging, Chair, National Hispanic Board of Directors, and Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging

Panel 1

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Anjuli Mishra Cameron, MS, Research Director, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Yanira Cruz DPh
President and CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging
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Larry Curley, MPA, Executive Director, National Indian Council on Aging Sandra Butler, PhD, Professor, Interim Director and MSW Coordinator, University of Maine
 
   
Lyle Halvorson, Communications Director, AARP
North Dakota
 

Panel 2

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Ladisa Onyiliogwu, CPM, Director, Fulton County Department of Senior Services
 
John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers in Aging;
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R. Turner Goins, PhD, Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Distinguished
Professor, Western Carolina University
Dennis Dudley, MPA,
Former Aging Services Specialist, Administration for Community
Living, Region IX;

Presenters: Sandra Butler, PhD, Professor, Interim Director and
MSW Program Coordinator, University of Maine; Anjuli Mishra
Cameron,
MS, Research Director, Council on Asian Pacific
Minnesotans; Yanira Cruz, DPh, President & CEO, National
Hispanic Council on Aging; Larry Curley, MPA, Executive
Director, National Indian Council on Aging; Dennis Dudley, MPA,
Former Aging Services Specialist, Administration for Community
Living, Region IX; John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers in Aging;
R. Turner Goins, PhD, Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Distinguished
Professor, Western Carolina University; Kathy Greenlee, JD,
President and CEO, Greenlee Global, LLC and Former Assistant
Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services; Lyle Halvorson, Communications Director, AARP
North Dakota; Ladisa Onyiliogwu, CPM, Director, Fulton County
Department of Senior Services; Cindy Padilla, Consultant, Public
Policy and Programs, Grantmakers in Aging, Chair, National
Hispanic Board of Directors, and Former Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Aging; E. Percil Stanford, PhD, President,
Folding Voice; Joyce L. Walker, MSSA, SHS, Vice President of
Community Development, PK Management. 

 

Target Audience: All

 

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