Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO, RespectAbility
According to Statistics Canada, 22% of Canadians live with a disability. It’s a sure thing that someone you work with has a disability. Knowing that, are we creating workspaces that allow for accommodations without our colleagues having to ask or disclose their disability publicly? Are we inadvertently using ableist thinking? How can we make the work environment welcoming to all?
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, co-founder/director of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund, is a long-time serial innovator, and Jewish leader. Currently she serves as CEO of the disability-led nonprofit RespectAbility, which fights stigmas and advances opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. In the last year, RespectAbility consulted on more than 200 entertainment media productions and provided testimony in every state on disability issues.
Ruchama Uzan, Owner, A Dashing Pinch – Village Café
William Wells, Owner, The Artery Community Roasters
This panel will discuss the benefits of social enterprises to our community and how you can take advantage of some awesome food and coffee! Both companies employ people living with disability as integral members of their business.
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Aaron Kaufman, Jewish Federations of North America
Aaron Kaufman is the Senior Manager of Legislative Affairs at the Jewish Federations of North America. He focuses on disability and poverty issues. Aaron came from the Arc Maryland where he lobbied members of the Maryland General Assembly and the Maryland Congressional delegation on issues affecting Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Having Cerebral Palsy, Aaron feels he brings a unique perspective to JFNA’s efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. He loves to chat about how to speak to people with disabilities to make full inclusion organic and comfortable for everyone.
Stepping Out In Style 2.0 was a Smashing Success! Thank you to ALL who made it possible.
September 23, 2021
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