CPV Training at National Conference
Want to give back? Become a Certified Peer Visitor! Training courses will be held before and after the Conference on July 24th and July 28th. Deadline to apply is June 24, 2019. Hurry spaces are filling up fast!
Know Your Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act! This webinar will provide an overview of Title II of the ADA and its requirements as they apply to public and other government-assisted housing. Join us to find out more about your housing rights as a person with a disability and what to do if you feel your housing rights have been violated.
Alexis Alvarez, Staff Attorney at Legal Aid at Work’s Disability Rights Program
As a staff attorney in Legal Aid at Work’s Disability Rights Program, Alexis Alvarez advises and represents people with disabilities facing discrimination in employment and unequal access to government programs and services. Before joining Legal Aid at Work, Alexis was a staff attorney with the Disability Rights Legal Center in Los Angeles, where she helped people tackle legal issues related to cancer. She is also a founding member of the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities, a volunteer organization that advocates for the rights of disabled Latinxs. Alexis received her JD in 2011 from the UC Davis School of Law.
Rachael Langston, Senior Staff Attorney in the Disability Rights, Work & Family, and Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Programs at Legal Aid at Work (“LAAW”), formerly known as the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center.
Ms. Langston joined LAAW in 2008 as a Skadden Fellow, with a project focused on enforcing and expanding reasonable accommodation entitlements in the workplace through both litigation and legislative advocacy. She currently represents workers who face discrimination based on their disability, gender, sex, sexual orientation, caregiving responsibilities or status as a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault. Ms. Langston also provides community education regarding employment protections available to workers and continues advocating for greater protections through her policy work. She received her JD in 2008 from the University of California, Berkeley.