Jeff Pickering and Chelsea Patterson Sobolik welcome attorney and advocate Palmer Williams to the roundtable to talk about how the pandemic uniquely highlights the importance of policies that protect people with disabilities. Palmer also reflects on how her life was changed when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This episode is sponsored by The Good Book Company, publisher of Beautifully Distinct: Conversations with Friends on Faith, Life, and Culture, edited by Trillia Newbell
Palmer Williams is a founding partner of The Peacefield Group and specializes in legal and policy analysis related to international human rights, sanctity of life, non-profit operations and government affairs. She has extensive experience advocating for human rights on the international stage, including at the United Nations. Additionally, she has worked with government agencies and faith-based organizations to launch statewide initiatives and grassroots organizing campaigns.
Resources from the Conversation
- Connect with Palmer Williams
- HHS safeguards the rights of persons with disabilities by Palmer Williams
- How President Bush changed my life through the Americans with Disabilities Act by Palmer Williams
- Read the HHS Office of Civil Rights resolutions | Connecticut hospital visitation and Tennessee triage plans
- Local newspaper report on the case | Hospital visitor bans fail disabled patients, complaint says
- Listen | Kellee and Stuart Hall’s battle with COVID-19
- ERLC | Capitol Conversation Podcast