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Webinar February 24, 2015 from 3:00-4:00 PM EST - Living with Hepatitis B: Cultural Barriers, Stigma, and Institutional Discrimination

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Hep B United and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are hosting a webinar on February 24, 2015 from 3:00-4:00 PM EST on Living with Hepatitis B: Cultural Barriers, Stigma, and Institutional Discrimination, featuring speakers from the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the U.S. Department of Justice, and Hep B United partners.

Hepatitis B affects up to two million Americans – yet the disease is often overlooked and largely underdiagnosed. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are disproportionately impacted by hepatitis B - as many as 1 in 10 AAPIs are affected, most of whom are limited English proficient, and linguistically isolated and fearful or ashamed of the stigma associated with the disease. In addition, they may require assistance navigating institutional policies – if not discriminatory or unlawful practices -- that may limit their children's employment or career opportunities.
Learn more about overcoming hepatitis B-related stigma and discrimination. Speakers will discuss cultural barriers unique to AAPI communities, cases of hepatitis B-related discrimination, and protection of the rights of individuals living with hepatitis B under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Date:
February 24, 2015
Time:
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Register at: http://bit.ly/1vp4148
*Be sure to register early, space is limited. A confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar will be sent to you after you register.
Moderator:
• Kate Moraras, MPH, Senior Program Director, Hepatitis B Foundation and Director, Hep B United
Speakers:
• Diane Narasaki, Commissioner, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Executive Director, Asian Counseling and Referral Services, Seattle, WA
• Susana Lorenzo-Giguere, Trial Attorney, Disability Rights Section/Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
• Joan Block, RN, BSN, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Hepatitis B Foundation
• Nadine Shiroma, Community Civil Rights Advocate, Seattle, WA
Note: This webinar is off the record and not for press purposes.