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.


Sandra Butler, PhD, Professor, Interim Director and MSW Coordinator, University of Maine
Anjuli Mishra Cameron, MS, Research Director, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Yanira Cruz DPh
President and CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging
Larry Curley, MPA, Executive Director, National Indian Council on Aging
Kathy Greenlee, JD, Consulting Principal, PYA, P.C.
Joyce L. Walker, MSSA, SHS, Vice President of Community Development.
E. Percil Stanford, PhD President, Folding Voice
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

Linda Ellis, MDiv, Med, Executive Director, The Health Initiative at the Rush Center; Dennis Dudley, MPA, Former Aging Services Specialist, Administration for Community Living, Region IX; R. Turner Goins, PhD, Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Distinguished Professor, Western Carolina University;  ; John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers in Aging; 


Target Audience: All


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