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Empowering Women with Disabilities

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We are excited to announce a new effort to raise the voices, lives and experiences of women and girls with disabilities and empower them to have a better future. If you want to make a difference, this opportunity is for you! Learn more about each of our six training sessions below. Attend in-person in New York City, or attend via webinar – however you attend, these trainings are FREE!

Empowerment Training for Jewish Women with Disabilities

Headshots of all 12 speakers at the Empowerment Training for Jewish Women with DisabilitiesDate: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Accessible Location: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Auditorium
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St.
New York, NY 10023
Presenters: Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, CEO, The Rabbinical Assembly (Moderator)
Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, Sexpert (Panelist)
Ila Eckhoff, CPA, Managing Director at BlackRock (Panelist)
Amy Rosenfeld, Nursery School Librarian at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (Panelist)
Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader at EY (Speaker)
Debbie Fink, Director of Community Outreach and Impact, RespectAbility (Interviewer)
Allison Kleinman, Director of the Center for Special Needs + Adaptations, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (Speaker)
Rachel Kunstadt, Mental Health Advocate (Speaker)
Eve Landau, Director of the Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (Speaker)
Joanie Leeds, Singer/Songwriter (Performer)
Vivian Bass, Co-Chair of RespectAbility’s Jewish Inclusion Committee (Speaker)
Shelley Cohen, Co-Chair of RespectAbility’s Jewish Inclusion Committee (Speaker)
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2H1qRL2
Webinar Start Time: 1:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. CT / 11:15 a.m. MT / 10:15 a.m. PT

Training for Mothers of Students with Disabilities

individual headshots of 8 speakers at the event for mothersDate: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Accessible Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Panelists: 
Donna Meltzer, CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
Michelle Grier, LMSW, Director Of Social Work at Girls for Gender Equity
Dr. Nelle L Richardson, Self Advocate and CEO of The Will To Win Ministry
Gabrielle Einstein-Sim, Moderator
Joined by: Ketrina Hazell, Ms. Wheelchair NY 2018
Jordana Mendelson, Associate Professor, NYU and Parent Advocate
Candace Cable, RespectAbility Inclusionist and nine-time Paralympian
Tatiana Lee, RespectAbility Inclusionist, Actress and Model
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2VyT2E6
Webinar Start Time: 1:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. CT / 11:15 a.m. MT / 10:15 a.m. PT

Putting the “D” in Diversity: Enabling Foundations, Nonprofits and Partners to Include People with Disabilities

Individual headshots of Judith Heumann, Tatiana Lee, Candace Cable, and Jennifer Laszlo MizrahiTarget Audience: For service providers of all genders, with or without disabilities, working with women and girls with disabilities (visible and invisible)
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Accessible Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Keynote Speakers: Judith Heumann, International Disability Rights Advocate *Invited
Philip Kahn-Pauli, Policy and Practices Director, RespectAbility
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President, RespectAbility
Candace Cable, Former Paralympian and Policy Fellow, RespectAbility
Tatiana Lee, Actress and Communications Fellow, RespectAbility
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2QCWGct
Webinar Start Time: 10:15 a.m. ET / 9:15 a.m. CT / 8:15 a.m. MT / 7:15 a.m. PT

Training for Female College Students with Disabilities and Their Allies

Individual headshots of Rebecca Gross, Brilynn Rakes and Crystal M. VazquezDate: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Accessible Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Panelists: Rebecca Gross, Self-Advocate
Brilynn Rakes, Student and AT&T Spotlight Performer on Dancing With The Stars
Crystal Vazquez, Associate Director, Office of AcccessABILITY, Guttman Community College
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2Fj9Md0
Webinar Start Time: 1:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. CT / 11:15 a.m. MT / 10:15 a.m. PT

Training for Latinas with Disabilities and Their Allies

Carol Robles-Román sitting at a table holding an iPad, smiling looking to her leftDate: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Accessible Location: Guttman Community College
50 West 40th Street, Room 401
New York, NY 10018
Keynote Speaker: Carol Robles-Román, Esq., ERA Coalition & Former NYC Deputy Mayor
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar: bit.ly/2M0qSxx
Webinar Start Time: 1:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. CT / 11:15 a.m. MT / 10:15 a.m. PT

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Empowerment Training for Jewish Women with DisabilitiesTraining for Mothers of Students with DisabilitiesPutting the “D” in Diversity: Enabling Foundations Nonprofits and Partners to Include People with DisabilitiesTraining for Female College Students with DisabilitiesTraining for Latinas with Disabilities


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Information for the Press

If you are a member of the press and you want to attend one of the training sessions in-person, email Debbie Fink at DebbieF@RespectAbility.org. Use the subject line RespectAbility New York Training Press. Please note that while the keynote presentations will be open to the press, the discussions that follow will not be out of respect for the privacy of our attendees.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact Debbie Fink at DebbieF@RespectAbility.org.

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