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Panel Discussion: Disability, Creativity and Employment

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In partnership with the Chamber and the LA City Department on Disability, RespectAbility’s California team coordinated a light breakfast and panel discussion entitled Disability, Creativity and Employment. This panel discussion featured the insights and expertise of subject matter experts dedicated to providing real world knowledge on how to recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities. [continue reading…]

Los Angeles Civic Engagement Training

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Learn how you can become more involved civically! Candace Cable talked about concrete steps all of us can take, like writing op-eds, posting on social media, visiting elected officials, attending town halls and asking questions – and how RespectAbility can support you in this type of work. In addition, Delbert Whetter and Andrea Jennings spoke about their journeys about becoming more civically involved. Jennings recently was sworn in as Accessibility and Disability Commissioner for The City of Pasadena. Likewise, Whetter recently was appointed by the City of Santa Monica to serve a four-year term as Commissioner on its Disabilities Commission. They are both passionate about their interests for disability inclusion – both in the entertainment industry and political realm. [continue reading…]

Empowerment for Latinas with Disabilities and Their Allies

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Empowerment for Female College Students with Disabilities and Their Allies

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Webinar: Jewish Leadership for the Future


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This webinar featured a discussion with RespectAbility President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Senior Advisor Matan Koch, and Executive Committee Board Member Vivian Bass about our exciting new initiative, Project Moses. Project Moses is dedicated to creating a leadership pipeline of Jews with Disabilities and preparing Jewish organizations to receive them. Only with authentic leadership with disabilities can the Jewish community truly become inclusive, and only by not closing itself off to the 20% of Jews with disabilities can the Jewish community find the leaders it needs to stay strong and vibrant in the 21st-century.

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