Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President, RespectAbility and Co-Founder, Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund
Tatiana Lee, Inclusionist, RespectAbility
Now is the chance for you and your team to get the tools, skills, and knowledge needed to advance disability inclusion in your work. This session will give you and your teams step-by-step guidance, as well as provide resources and contacts, so you’re better positioned to actively incorporate disability inclusion in different aspects of your work.
As a participant, you will get an overview of who makes up the more than 60 million people who live with some form of physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, or other disability in the United States. Gain a basic understanding of how disability intersects with multiple content areas, from employment and poverty to criminal justice reform and education. You also will receive 10 key tips on how you can welcome, respect, and include people with disabilities in your important work.
Given the importance of having people with lived disability experience and expertise involved in decisions, there will also be a special focus on how to recruit, include, and succeed with people with disabilities on your staff and board.
Upon completion of this live, online training, you should be able to:
- Describe the range of people who live with some form of disability in the United States.
- Discuss how disability intersects with multiple content areas.
- Create a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive workplace environment for people with disabilities
- Support recruitment and inclusion practices for people with disabilities on your staff and board
About Our Speakers
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is the President of RespectAbility. She regularly works with disability organizations, national, state and local policy leaders, workforce development professionals, media, employers, philanthropists, celebrities and faith-based organizations in order to expand opportunities for people with disabilities. Mizrahi has submitted testimony on employment for people with disabilities in all fifty states and at the Federal level. Read more about Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi.
Tatiana Lee is a Hollywood Inclusionist at RespectAbility. She was a Communications Fellow in Spring 2019, participating in the leadership program to gain better knowledge and skills to be a more effective advocate in Hollywood for disability inclusion. Now, she helps represent RespectAbility in Hollywood. Like RespectAbility, Lee has dedicated her life to fighting for inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of mass media. Read more about Tatiana Lee.