Bender Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities

Bender Virtual Career Fair - November 14, 2018

Joyce welcomes Keri Gray and Becky Curran Pre-recorded - No Call-ins Please

Joyce welcomes Keri Gray, director for the Rising Leaders Initiatives and Becky Curran, Disability Equality Index (DEI) Program Manager at Disability: IN. This non-profit organization promotes an inclusive global economy that empowers people with disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully. It empowers business to achieve disability equality and inclusion. There is a shared commitment to collaborate with purpose to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities, to inspire accessible innovation for all, and to foster cultures of inclusion.

Joyce welcomes Marci Katona and Shannon Austin.

Joyce welcomes Marci Katona and Shannon Austin, District Administrators – Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).  Both guests will discuss in-depth their disability advocacy, roles and the mission of OVR.

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Joyce welcomes Jim Fruchterman

Joyce welcomes Jim Fruchterman a leading social entrepreneur, MacArthur Fellow and CEO of Benetech, a nonprofit technology company based in Silicon Valley, which has created and scaled multiple software for social good enterprises spanning education, human rights, and environmental conservation. He will explain in-dept the mission of this organization.

Joyce welcomes Diane Coleman - Pre-Recorded Program -NO CALLS PLEASE

Joyce welcomes Diane Coleman, president of Not Dead Yet, a national, grassroots disability rights group that opposes legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia as deadly forms of discrimination against old, ill and disabled people. Not Dead Yet helps organize and articulate opposition to these practices based on secular social justice arguments. Not Dead Yet demands the equal protection of the law for the targets of so called “mercy killing” whose lives are perceived as worthless.  Ms. Coleman will explain the mission of the organization in-depth.

Joyce welcomes Jill Houghton - Replay NO CALL-INS

Joyce welcomes Jill Houghton, president and CEO of Disability:IN, formerly known as the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN). Disability:IN embraces the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the labor force and marketplace; assists in career preparation for, and employment of, people with disabilities; improves customer experiences for people with disabilities; and promotes the certification and growth of disability-owned business enterprises. Ms. Houghton will discuss the reason for the name change and the mission of the organization in-depth.

Joyce welcomes Tari Hartman Squire

Joyce welcomes Tari Hartman Squire, founding CEO of EIN SOF Communications, Inc, JD Michaels, executive vice president, director creative engineering/director of Diversity at BBDO Advertising Agency and Alec Frazier, director of Autistic Reality.  They will discuss the Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 Collaborative to increase media employment of people with disabilities, improve portrayals across media delivery platforms and advocate for captions and audio descriptions.

Joyce welcomes Jeniece Davis and Peri Jude Radecic

Joyce welcomes Jeniece Davis, attorney and board chair, of Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP).  Also, on the show will be Peri Jude Radecic, chief executive officer of DRP.  The organization protects and advocates for rights of people with disabilities so that they may live the lives they choose, free from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and segregation.  The guests will discuss the mission of this organization in-depth.

Joyce welcomes Dara Baldwin

Joyce welcomes Dara Baldwin, senior public policy analyst for the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP). Collectively, the P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.

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