Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

Description

How do we advance the interdisciplinary aspects of the fields of disability studies and disaster studies by featuring and creating new evidence-based knowledge previously not shared with either field? And ultimately how will we weave disability cultures and disability-inclusive designs regarding persons with disabilities to be interwoven within the field of disaster studies? This article will share the beginning of a collaborative project between the Center on Disability Studies, USA, and Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction, China, aimed to develop a participant framework anticipated to be implemented as a symposium at the 36th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Disaster (#PacRim2021). In addition, this article will provide presentation discussions of participant personal and expertise feedback relating to the development of the symposium topics.

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Genesis Leong is a public information specialist at the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), and was recently the assistant editor/Journal manager of the Review of Disability Studies Journal. She is the program & call for proposals coordinator for #PacRim2020, a position that proceeds her 15-years of experience in organizing projects & events throughout the University of Hawai'i System. Her studies are focused on the interdisciplinary approach to Disability Studies & Disaster Planning Studies, and she is currently enrolled in the Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance program at the UHM, Department of Urban & Regional Planning.

Robert Stodden, PhD is the founding director of the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and has more than 35-years of experience in conducting 100+ training and research projects across the areas of health, human services, and education for people with disabilities. As the professor emeritus/international ambassador, Dr. Stodden has worked extensively in Asia and other parts of the world and has more than ten-years of direct experience conducting research with vulnerable populations in the areas of emergency and disaster management.

Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, PhD, is a Ugandan researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction of Sichuan University, China and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His work experience spans to over 10 years in both academic and non-academic institutions. Joseph is passionate and interested in carrying-out multidisciplinary research, particularly related to public health in disasters; climate-induced disaster; vulnerable populations (e.g. persons with disabilities and Albinos); injury prevention, disability and rehabilitation etc. He has published some of his research in BMC Emergency Medicine, Journal of Injury and Violence Research, PLOS Current Disasters, Physical Therapy, Travel Medicine and infectious Diseases, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science, Disaster Prevention and Management Journal, and African Safety Promotion Journal etc.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Disability and Disaster: What to Know - What to Do

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

How do we advance the interdisciplinary aspects of the fields of disability studies and disaster studies by featuring and creating new evidence-based knowledge previously not shared with either field? And ultimately how will we weave disability cultures and disability-inclusive designs regarding persons with disabilities to be interwoven within the field of disaster studies? This article will share the beginning of a collaborative project between the Center on Disability Studies, USA, and Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction, China, aimed to develop a participant framework anticipated to be implemented as a symposium at the 36th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Disaster (#PacRim2021). In addition, this article will provide presentation discussions of participant personal and expertise feedback relating to the development of the symposium topics.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2020/Articles/2