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2016 Aging in America National Summit

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2016 Diversity Summit: Inequality Matters

Wednesday, March 23 | 1:00–4:00 PM

Fee: $15.00 (includes beverages).
Pre-registration is required.
CEU Credits: 3

Click here to sign up for this event when you register for Aging in America or to add this event to your existing registration.

ASA’s 2016 Diversity Summit program will bring together nationally esteemed thought leaders in diversity, inclusion and disparities in aging to discuss the many ways in which inequality matters, particularly in the lives of older adults. 

Inequality has been and continues to be a great divider in America, so much so that many historically disadvantaged groups continue to face limited access to various opportunities, which negatively affects their potential outcomes. Because the complex issues of inequality are fluid and covert, through social and cultural exchanges, and are concrete and overt in other ways through institutions and systems, completely eradicating inequalities from American life proves to be a challenge.

Four key domains of inequality will be discussed: socioeconomic inequality, health inequality, political inequality, and sociocultural inequality. 

Program Moderator: Louis Colbert, MSW, Vice President of Operations, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. 

Presenters: Jean Accius, PhD, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Office of Policy Integration, AARP; Michael Adams, Executive Director, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE); Colette Browne, DrPH, Professor and Principal Investigator, Ha Kupuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Velma Carter Dryer, MSW, Social Worker, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Maria Oquendo-Scharneck, Health and Diversity Coordinator, Age Options; Percil Stanford, PhD, President, Folding Voice; Olympia Terrell, MSW, Content Coordinator, Age Wave; Fernando Torres-Gil, MSW, PhD, Director, Center for Policy Research on Aging, UCLA School of Public Affairs; Joyce Walker, MSSA, SHS, Vice President of Community Development, PK Management, LLC.

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