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Webinar: Diverse Consumers with Disabilities – Nielsen Research on the Economics of Households with Disabilities

Join us for a free webinar to learn about Nielsen’s innovative research into the economics of prevalent, diverse consumers with disabilities

The fact that 1 in 5 Americans live with some form of disability has a significant economic impact on our country. However, that impact isn’t always easy to quantify, qualify or study. Nielsen’s Omnibus Panel Survey is studying that impact and quantifying those connections.

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Webinar: Disability Inclusion Planning Toolkit Workshop

Join us for a free webinar to learn about The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Disability Inclusion Planning Toolkit, an interactive online tool that provides a roadmap to help all organizations advance inclusion of people with disabilities.

*This webinar is for everyone, not just those who work at faith-based organizations.*

Download the full PowerPoint here

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Diversity, Equity and Equality in Hollywood Breakfast

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Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 8:30 A.M. Breakfast will be provided.
Location: Bunim/Murray, 1015 Grandview Ave., Glendale CA
Contact: Lauren Appelbaum, or 202-591-0703

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Jonathan Murray

Jonathan Murray of Bunim/Murray will be hosting this breakfast. Murray has created and executive produced some of the industry’s most diverse, innovative, unscripted, entertainment television programs including Emmy-winning Born This Way (A&E), which documents the lives of diverse young adults with Down Syndrome and their families. Murray serves on the Board of Directors for RespectAbility.

RespectAbility’s focus is on the inclusion of diverse people with disabilities within the entertainment industry. However, it is our view that everyone who works on any aspect of diversity in Hollywood should help everyone else as a rising tide lifts all ships. Television and films that represent ALL of us are simply better. We will explore ways we can work together to pitch diversity in Hollywood to ensure a more inclusive medium. We will discuss messages and strategies to fight stigma and advance opportunities for all underrepresented people in the industry.

Please RSVP

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Diversity, Equity and Equality in Hollywood Focus Group

letters spelling out Hollywood on top of a mountain with treestThis event is by invitation only.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Appelbaum at or 202-591-0703.

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: The focus group begins at 6:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 5:45 p.m. to be seated before the group begins. Dinner will be provided.
Location: Provided with RSVP.
Contact: Lauren Appelbaum, or 202-591-0703

We invite you to watch behind the glass of a focus group that will investigate existing perceptions of people with disabilities among entertainment decision makers. We will work to identify messages and strategies to fight stigma and advance opportunities for people with disabilities in the industry.

Please RSVP

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From Hollywood to Capitol Hill: The Future of Americans with Disabilities

A Special Summit for Congressional and Senate Staff, Journalists and Disability Advocates

This summit, “From Hollywood to Capitol Hill,” features Marc Summers of The Food Network, Casting Director and Producer Leah Daniels-Butler and Tommy Morrissey, the one-arm golfer

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

July 31, 2017, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

There is no charge to attend this event.

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Respect Ability - Fighting Stigmas. Advancing Opportunities.


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Rockville, MD 20852
Office Number: 202-517-6272


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