WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hosted its 18th Disability and Multicultural Coalition Conference today and presented the Disability Coalition Partner Award to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and Multicultural Coalition Partner Award to the Native American Church of North America (NACNA).
TSA held its conference virtually this year and recognized NACNA for its ongoing partnership including sharing TSA’s publications for travelers, providing input on job aids, and engaging with TSA personnel on training opportunities that seek to improve TSA employees’ cultural awareness. NACNA provided critical input about its members’ traveler experiences and helped TSA improve cultural sensitivities in airport screening procedures. TSA awarded PVA for its contributions toward enhancing the traveler experience and advocating the fair and lawful treatment of all passengers, while promoting the highest standards of transportation security.
NACNA is a non-profit organization first incorporated in 1918 within the State of Oklahoma. The organization now serves as an umbrella organization for Native American Church chapters in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
PVA is a congressionally chartered veterans' service organization founded in 1946. It is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease.
This year’s Disability and Multicultural Coalition Conference theme centered on TSA’s StayHealthy.StaySecure campaign, which seeks to promote the significant checkpoint modifications in an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus and protect TSA workers and airline passengers.
Held annually, the conference brings together TSA leadership and leaders from organizations representing various religious, cultural, and disability communities to discuss security screening and issues of concern to coalition constituencies.