The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster

By: Portlight, 3:30 PM GMT on May 21, 2015

Photo: The New York Times

The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster

Adrien A. Weibgen

ABSTRACT. This Note explores the legal responsibilities that local governments have toward marginalized communities in a time of crisis and argues that people with disabilities (PWDs) have a “right to be rescued”: a legal right to have their unique needs accoun...

Disaster relief

Updated: 3:31 PM GMT on May 21, 2015

Another Earthquake strikes Nepal

By: Portlight, 1:50 AM GMT on April 29, 2015

Nepal experienced another major earthquake today, magnitude 7.3, with at least 48 people killed and over 1200 injured. Portlight is assisting our brothers and sisters with disabilities by supporting the work of the Spinal Injury and Rehabilitation Center - Nepal, and the Kathmandu Independent Living Center.There is still much work to be done, so we ask that you consider donating to our Portlight-Nepal Earthquake Fund, and please share this post with your...

Disaster relief Earthquake

Updated: 6:33 PM GMT on May 12, 2015

Our innovative partners in Disaster response

By: Portlight, 4:29 PM GMT on April 21, 2015

We are pleased to share some of our partners efforts that are expanding the services and planning for Disasters and how we as communities can better respond.

Born from Disaster,

Co-founders Caitria and Morgan created a functional infrastructure for recovery after an EF3 tornado in their hometown of Monson, MA. Read more here.


Disaster relief

Updated: 4:39 PM GMT on April 21, 2015

LIVESTREAM Va. Getting It Right Workshop

By: Portlight, 4:34 PM GMT on January 12, 2015

The Hampton Roads Getting It Right Workshop will be LIVESTREAMED below beginning at 9am EDT.


The Getting It Right Workshop
Hampton Roads, Virginia


Day Two - February, 25 2015

8:00am–9:00 am Breakfast (provided)

9:00am–10:15am Marcie Roth, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination for the ...

Disaster relief

Updated: 2:14 PM GMT on February 25, 2015

Portlight Year's End & 2015's Future

By: Portlight, 5:26 PM GMT on December 05, 2014

Portlight Strategies has launched a new year-end fundraising campaign, Giving Tuesday & Beyond. We’re excited about the coming year and all it holds in store!

Here’s just a sampling of what we’ll be up to in 2015:

We’re holding more Getting It Right conferences than ever before, starting in Hampton Roads, Virginia, in late February.

We’re launching our traveling photo exhibit, Dis...

Disaster relief

Updated: 4:58 PM GMT on December 08, 2014

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