Registration is now open for the 18th annual ‘Voices that Count’ Policy Forum hosted by the Virgin Islands University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD). We encourage the community-at-large (advocates, caregivers, family members, private businesses, and organizations) to meet the candidates of the Legislative, Gubernatorial, and Congressional Branches to discuss and address the challenges and issues faced by persons with disabilities.
Discussions centered on improvements to the quality of life for people with disabilities in the Virgin Islands are the core focus. Voices that Count ensures that the voices of people with disabilities, advocates, caregivers, and family members are heard and that the Virgin Islands community and policy makers gain an understanding of the issues and barriers people with disabilities face daily. This will be an in-person event, so it is requested that masks be worn.
*Any special accommodation requests should be made at least (two) 2 weeks prior to the event.
To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/viucedd-11380188567
For additional information, contact Shamika Thomas on St. Thomas at (340) 693-1406 and Gideon Jarup on St. Croix at (340) 692-4266.
Monday, October 17, 2022 -- 8:30 a.m. –– 4:00 p.m. –Senatorial Candidates
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 -- 8:30 a.m. –– 4:00 p.m. – Gubernatorial and Delegate to Congress Candidates
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus, Great Hall
Thursday, October 27, 2022 -- 8:30 a.m. –– 4:00 p.m. – Senatorial Candidates
Friday, October 28, 2022 -- 8:30 a.m. –– 4:00 p.m. – Gubernatorial and Delegate to Congress Candidates
University of the Virgin Islands Orville E. Kean Campus, Administration & Conference Center (ACC), 1st Floor Conference Room