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RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and expanding opportunities for people with disabilities, have been working with workforce boards and employers around the country to expand job and career opportunities for people with disabilities. We would like to invite you to an event specifically for workforce professionals, boards, advocacy organizations, VR experts, self-advocates and other stakeholders and leaders at Rep. Brad Sherman’s office on Feb. 21, 2017.
Throughout the day, we will be hosting meetings of leaders in philanthropy, workforce development and entertainment industry who care about diversity, inclusion and employment in Hollywood for people with disabilities. There is a great potential to gather committed stakeholders to join together to form a Community of Practice to work on the closely connected issues of disability, diversity, inclusion, poverty and media. We hope this gathering on the 21st will inaugurate a Community of Practice composed of key stakeholders to move the needle on two core important issues: inclusion and diversity in Hollywood and employment of people with disabilities.
Please join us at 3:15 p.m. for a networking reception with members of the Hollywood entertainment industry plus the people coming for our meeting on workforce/job opportunities. Then at 3:45 p.m., we invite you to participate in a discussion on how we can work together to increase the employment of people with disabilities in the greater Los Angeles area – and increase businesses’ bottom lines at the same time.
We hope that you and your colleagues will be able to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 3:15pm at Circle of Care (COC) Conference Room, Sherman Oaks Hospital: 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
We hope that you will be able to attend. Please also let us know if there are others who you think should be there — whom you think we should invite. It is our intention to be as inclusive as possible to get real grassroots and leadership commitment to success.
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Location: Circle of Care (COC) Conference Room, Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
The facility is ADA accessible. ASL interpreters are available by request.