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Release of Major Study on Intersection of Disability, Nonprofits and Philanthropy

“Disability in Philanthropy & Nonprofits: A Study on the Inclusion and Exclusion of the 1-in-5 People Who Live with a Disability and What You Can Do to Make Things Better”

Date: April 25, 2019, 8:30 AM
Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

Speakers

Moderator: Hon. Steve Bartlett, chair, RespectAbility, he was a primary author of the Americans with Disabilities Act when he served in Congress
Presentation of Report: Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president, RespectAbility and co-founder/director, Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund

Insights from Leaders in Equity

Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
Carly Hare, Coalition Director for CHANGE Philanthropy
Stephanie Powers, Vice President for Policy and Partnerships, Council on Foundations’ Department of Public Policy and Government Relations
Kerrien Suarez, Executive Director, Equity in the Center

In the last year, roughly 30 percent of all new jobs (33,922) for people with disabilities in the United States were created in the nonprofit sector. RespectAbility, a nonpartisan group working on inclusion efforts for people with disabilities, surveyed 969 people working at nonprofits and foundations, conducted five focus groups and spoke one-on-one with 14 executives at philanthropy-serving organizations. Hear what they learned and get information about what to do about it. “Disability in Philanthropy & Nonprofits: A Study on the Inclusion and Exclusion of the 1-in-5 People Who Live with a Disability and What You Can Do to Make Things Better” is an unprecedented study that everyone working on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will not want to miss! [continue reading…]

Training for Latinas with Disabilities and Their Allies

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
12:30 – 1:00 PM: Registration & Light Lunch
1:00 – 5:00 PM: Presentation, Training and Networking
Location: Guttman Community College (Google Maps)
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018

Are you a Latina with a disability or an ally to one? Are you ready to learn new skills to advocate for yourself and others? Are you interested in becoming a more effective leader in your community? Do you want to make New York City a better place for yourself, your loved ones and the next generation? Then join us as we advance the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities, bringing the lens of inclusion and equality to NYC’s civic life.

Keynote Speaker

Carol Robles-Román, Esq., ERA Coalition & Former NYC Deputy Mayor
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