DATE: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
TIME: 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT
Scott Berkowitz, President, RAINN
Jennifer Marsh, Vice President of Special Projects, RAINN
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. We will discuss the sexual violence experienced by too many people with disabilities. Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey shows that an average of 59,000 adults with disabilities are raped or sexually assaulted each year. Approximately half of all adults with cognitive disabilities will experience 10 or more sexually abusive incidents in their lifetime. Join us for this vital conversation, where RAINN’s leaders will share with us their lessons on prevention and protection.
Insights from CSG’s Work Matters Report
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J. Edward (Ted) Townsend III, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Faced with serious barriers to employment, many Americans with disabilities find new ways to earn an income and enter the workforce. According to the Department of Labor, fully 10 percent of individuals with disabilities who are working are actually their own bosses.
That is why an entire chapter of the Coalition of State Government’s new Work Matters report talked about strategies for state governments to support Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship for people with disabilities. Join us for a detailed conversation with J. Edward (Ted) Townsend III of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Together, we will talk about this ground breaking report and policies that can support the entrepreneurial dreams of people with disabilities.
At RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and expanding opportunities for people with disabilities, we have been working with several partners within the entertainment industry on the full inclusion of people with disabilities – in front and behind the camera. On Feb. 8, we held a webinar with several partners as part of the process of creating a Community of Practice to work on the closely connected issues of disability, diversity, inclusion, poverty and media.
The webinar is being followed up with in-person meetings for interested parties based in Los Angeles and New York City. We are looking for partners to help move the needle on two core important issues: inclusion and diversity in Hollywood and employment of people with disabilities.
Our most recent events were held on on Feb. 21, 2017 in Los Angeles. Throughout the day, we hosted meetings of leaders in philanthropy, workforce development and entertainment industry who care about diversity, inclusion and employment in Hollywood for people with disabilities. There is a great potential to gather committed stakeholders to join together to form a Community of Practice to work on the closely connected issues of disability, diversity, inclusion, poverty and media. We hope this gathering will inaugurate a Community of Practice composed of key stakeholders to move the needle on two core important issues: inclusion and diversity in Hollywood and employment of people with disabilities.
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