Kansas Disability Community:
The Kansas Disability Caucus (KDC) Board has been moving forward with the 2020 Disability Caucus hoping that the COVID-19 pandemic would subside and allow us to bring Kansans with disabilities, advocates, and providers together for our biannual event. After a great deal of discussion, the Board has decided that everyone’s health is our top priority, therefore the 2020 Kansas Disability Caucus event to be held at the Capitol Plaza in Topeka this upcoming August 12th-14th has been cancelled. We know this is not good news to everyone, and we are just as sad to give it. The next in person Disability Caucus will be held in 2022.
In the meantime, the KDC Board felt this is an important time to present some of the sessions that were planned. We are currently planning a schedule of virtual sessions, via Zoom, to be held focused around voting and the general election, as well as sessions pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic and how both impact the lives of people with disabilities. Additional information and registration information will be coming to you all soon. We know this is not ideal for everyone but hope that everyone will join us in creatively making the virtual experience work for all who want to participate.
Again, we are sorry that we had to cancel the in-person Caucus event but feel it necessary for the safety of all of us. Please share this with others and watch for the next announcement about the virtual sessions and how to register.
- by Lou Ann Kibbee - Board Chair