“Roles of Church Communities in the Lives of Black People with IDD”

Dr. LaTonya Penny

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December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm EST  (Register Here)

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The second in the webinar series, Black Lives with IDD and Their Faith Communities: A discussion of the role of church communities in the lives of black and brown people with IDD and their families

Dr. LaTonya Penny believes that all children are created in the “imago Dei”, the image of God, and should be treated with love, honor and respect. She is actively involved in many organizations pertaining to children with
disabilities and the fair treatment of children.

In March of 2013, Dr. Penny launched her nonprofit Mary’s Grace Incorporated, named after her maternal grandmother, Mary Stanfield, which creates programs
and ministries of inclusion for persons with disabilities and their families, in churches and communities. Mary’s Grace is another
excellent resource for all persons with disabilities and their families, and something very close to the heart of Dr. Penny.

In addition to consulting for All Belong, she is the Senior Pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Roxboro, NC and the Executive Director for Family Abuse Services, a domestic violence service provider.


Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration