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2021 - 2022




Scherrone Dunhamn will present to the Black Employees Resource Group and the Council for Employees with Disabilities for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 

Tuesday, October 8th, 1pm


Integral Care

Frank Latham will present to a team from Integral Care that provides educational services to professionals within a region of 27 counties in Texas. The event is the Speaker Series on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Tuesday, May 14th, 1pm


Word in Black

Jackie Pilgrim, Communications Director of NBDC was interviewed by the online newsletter, Word in Black, a groundbreaking collaboration of legendary Black news publishers.


Rutgers Newark Disability Studies

Frank Latham will present on the theme, "Disability, Incarceration & Resistance.

Wednesday, March 27th, 1pm


The Opportunity League

Frank Latham of NBDC will present "Understanding Disability" to The Opportunity League. The Opportunity League provides educational, athletic and community development opportunities for youth and adults. 

Friday, March 8th, 7pm - 8pm




U-turn, Inc.

Barbara Johnson will present to U-turn, Inc. U-turn is an organization that assists struggling students in navigating the education system.

Thursday, February 15th, 8pm - 9:30pm



University of Michigan

Barbara Johnson of NBDC will present at the University of Michigan's Center for Disability Health and Wellness event, The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Disability Justice Forum.

Thursday, January 18, 2024, 2:00 - 3:30 pm.


Senator Bob Casey introduced the Law Enforcement Education and Accountability for People with Disabilities (LEAD) initiative. The initiative includes three bills: the Human-Services Emergency Logistics Program (HELP) Act, the Safe Interactions Act (SIA), and the Data on Interactions and Accountability for Law Enforcement with Individuals with Disabilities (DIALED) Act.  This initiative is aimed at improving interactions between people with disabilities and law enforcement.

March 10th – Harriet Tubman Day – We’re coming together for a rally in front of the White House with one clear demand: we need accessible and inclusive currency now! Join us at 1:30 pm in Lafayette Square.

Disability World with Norma Stanley featuring Director, Jane Dunhamn


Justice Department Secures Agreement with Alaska School District Concerning Discriminatory Seclusion and Restraint Practices - Press Release


Disability Journalism Fellowship

The New York Times and the National Center on Disability and Journalism today announced that they are, for the third year in a row, partnering on a fellowship to develop journalists with an expertise in coverage of disability issues.


Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Director, Jane Dunhamn attends the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies event: A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Cook, Federal Reserve Board Governor. 

Disabled in Action: Spiritual Inclusion 

Director, Jane Dunhamn provided introductory remarks and participated as a panelist in the discussion of spiritual inclusion and disability.

Episcopal Peace Fellowship with Rev. Dr. Joyce Penfield

Director, Jane Dunhamn and Member Scherrone Dunhamn participated in discussion on peace through non-violence education, trauma healing, and community empowerment to adapt to marginalized communities in the United States.

US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Office of Public Affairs                          

Director, Jane Dunhamn will participate in the upcoming convening of disability advocates hosted by HUD.

2021 - 2022

ABC Reporter Requests Comments on Fetterman debate                                                

Director, Jane Dunhamn provided a statement regarding ableism and its impact on public policy.

NBDC Participates in Education Opportunity Research                                                            

Director, Jane Dunhamn will collaborate with EDI in assisting disabled people, family members, and caregivers in teaching, research, and professorship positions, especially in disability-related fields, but not exclusive to disability-related fields.

Disabled in Action, Atlanta Presents

Director, Jane Dunhamn, Mother and Caregivers Award of the Decade.                                                                     
CJAM Radio, Windsor, Ontario, Canada                                                                          

Communication Director, Jackie Pilgrim provided an interview to Cameron Wells, Host of Handi-Link.

Coastal Georgia Jack and Jill                                                                                                      

Director, Jane Dunhamn presented to mothers and teens on transition to adult life for the provisional group of the Coastal Georgia Jack and Jill Chapter. 

National Health Care Transition Resource Center                                                          

Director, Jane Dunhamn participates in discussions with NHCTRC about healthcare transition training and resources for young adults with ID/DD, ages 12-26, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Office of Public Affairs                          

Director, Jane Dunhamn will participate in the upcoming convening of disability advocates hosted by HUD.

Black Feminist Disability Justice Lab                                                                                

Member, Tameka Citchen-Spruce represented NBDC in the first Black Feminist Disability Justice Lab.

NBDC at NDEAM DURHAM, NC                                                                                            

Director, Jane Dunhamn was Keynote Speaker at the Durham, NC, Mayor's Committee for Disabled Person's Employee Awards Ceremony.

NBDC Presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Director, Jane Dunhamn, presented at the national conference for The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The session provided a discussion on the perspectives on issues including preparing children for a world that does not love them; intentionally building communities of support; shepherding children into adulthood and retaining or creating family traditions. Central to the discussion was the experiences of parents and advocates of disabled children.

NBDC interviewed by AARP                                                                                                

Director, Jane Dunhamn provided background information to AARP magazine for an article that seeks to tell the stories of aging parents of adult children with disabilities.

Interview for Administration on Community Living                                                        

Communication Director, Jackie Pilgrim and Member, Safiyyah Mohammed participated in an interview with the National Alliance who received a 5-year award from the Administration on Community Living (ACL) to establish a National Health Care Transition Resource Center (NHCTRC) for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with the goal to empower individuals and their caregivers to direct their own transition from pediatric to adult care. 

Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission                                                                                    

Director, Jane Dunhamn presented to the Bloomfield, NJ Civil Rights Commission for March Disability Awareness Month.

The Atlantic Magazine: Being Black and Disabled                                                                  

Director, Jane Dunhamn was interviewed for the feature article.

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