Partner Jennifer Sang has been selected to serve as a panelist at the First Annual Greater Philadelphia Linguistic and Multicultural Disability Summit. According to Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, one of the Summit’s organizers, the Summit aims to “bring together culturally and linguistically diverse disability communities for a day of dialogue, cultural appreciation, and action planning to address the needs of the disability community.” The Honorable Tony Coehlo, who helped write the American Disabilities Act, will offer remarks.
Jennifer will serve on a panel titled, “Reimagining Special Education in the 21st Century.” Her co-panelists will include Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, Councilwoman Helen Gym, Otis Hackney from the Mayor’s Office on Education, and William Hite, the Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. Jennifer is honored to present with such an accomplished panel, and she is excited to leverage her experiences as a special education lawyer to address the needs of diverse disability communities. Jennifer has represented hundreds of Philadelphia families in special education cases; she is eager to use what she’s learned in those cases to make a systemic impact.
The Summit is scheduled for March 17, 2018 from 9AM to 2PM.