EEOC to Host Disability Event & Twitter Chat for 40th Anniversary of Rehab Act

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    David B. Grinberg

    On Thursday, Sept. 26, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public symposium from 12:00-5:00 p.m. (ET) entitled “The Past, Present, and Future of the Rehabilitation Act” at EEOC headquarters at 131 M Street, NE Washington, D.C. 20507.

    Also, on Sept. 25, the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor are hosting a Twitter Chat from 1:00-2:00 pm (ET).

    Distinguished speakers at the Sept. 26 symposium will include Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), as well as EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien, Commissioner Chai Feldblum, and other experts on disability issues.

    Other invited speakers include:

    • Debra Carr, Director of the Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development for the Office of the Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Dept. of Labor,
    • Judith Heumann, Special Advisor, International Disability Rights, U.S. Dept. of State,
    • Claudia Gordon, Public Engagement Advisor on Disability, Office of Public Engagement, The White House,
    • Jeff Rosen, Chairperson, National Council on Disability,
    • John Wodatch, retired Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice,
    • Robert Silverstein, Attorney, Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville PC,
    • Ruby Moore, Executive Director, The Georgia Advocacy Office

    Organizations who have an interest in the employment of individuals with disabilities will also exhibit in the hall outside of the symposium, beginning at noon. To reserve a space, e-mail [email protected].

    Seating for the event is limited, so you must RSVP and request any accommodations by sending an e-mail to:

    • [email protected] and typing “Rehab Act Event RSVP” in the subject line.
    • It is suggested that visitors arrive 30 minutes before the event begins in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room.
    • The event agenda is subject to revision.
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