Free Training for Women and Girls with Disabilities and Their Allies

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Free Training For Women and Girls with Disabilities and their Allies

Thanks to the generous support of the New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) and Coca-Cola Foundation, you and your guests are invited to a terrific speaker series. More than 20 empowering female speakers with tremendous disability experience will share their wisdom, energy and positivity at 6 great sessions.These events are all in accessible locations with terrific collaborators, including Camp Ramah, CUNY’s Guttman Community College, DemocracyNYC, Girls for Gender Equity, INCLUDEnyc, Jewish Women International, L.O.V.E. (Latinas On the Verge of Excellence) Mentoring, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, New York Board of Rabbis, The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, The Rabbinical Assembly, UJA Federation of New York, Wheeling Forward, YACHAD, Yad HaChazakah—Jewish Disability Empowerment Center and Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem.

You can attend in person in New York City, or online via webinar. Attend one or more sessions, but sign up now, as space is extremely limited.
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Training on Intersectionality Among Women and Girls with Disabilities 
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College, 50 West 40th Street
Room 401, New York, NY 10018
Lunch: Included courtesy of Gutmann Community CollegeFeaturing:
Dr. Donna R. Walton, EdD, Founder and President of Divas With Disabilities
Stephanie Farfan, Inclusionist, RespectAbilityCan’t attend in-person? RSVP for webinar with live captioning: bit.ly/2H2tyvU
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Individual photos of Donna Walton and Stephanie Farfan
9 individual photos of speakers at the training for Jewish women
Training for Jewish Women with Disabilities and Their Allies
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Auditorium
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St.
New York, NY 10023Featuring:
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)
Rachel Kunstadt, Mental Health Advocate (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 webinar with live captioning: bit.ly/2H1qRL2
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Training for Mothers of Students with Disabilities 
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College, 50 West 40th Street
Room 401, New York, NY 10018
Featuring:Donna Meltzer, CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
Michelle Grier, MSW, Director Of Social Work at Girls for Gender Equity
Gabrielle Einstein-Sim (Moderator)
Can’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar with live captioning: bit.ly/2VyT2E6
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Individual headshots of Donna Meltzer, Michelle Grier, and Gabrielle Einstein-Sim
Philip Kahn-Pauli and Debbie Fink headshots
Training-the-Trainers with networking lunch and roundtable 
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College, 50 West 40th Street
Room 401, New York, NY 10018Featuring:
Philip Kahn-Pauli, Policy and Practices Director, RespectAbility
Debbie Fink, Director of Community Outreach and Impact, RespectAbilityCan’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar with live captioning: bit.ly/2QCWGct
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Training for Female College Students with Disabilities and Their Allies
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College, 50 West 40th Street
Room 401, New York, NY 10018
Featuring:
Rebecca Gross, Self-Advocate
Brilynn Rakes, Student and former Dancing With The Stars contestant
Crystal M. Vazquez, Associate Director, Office of AcccessABILITY, Guttman Community CollegeCan’t attend in-person? RSVP for the webinar with live captioning: bit.ly/2Fj9Md0
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Individual headshots of Rebecca Gross, Brilynn Rakes and Crystal M. Vazquez
Carol Robles-Román headshot
Training for Latinas with Disabilities and Their Allies
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Guttman Community College, 50 West 40th Street
Room 401, New York, NY 10018Featuring Carol Robles-Román, Esq., ERA Coalition & Former NYC Deputy MayorCan’t attend in-person? RSVP for webinar with live captioning: bit.ly/2M0qSxx
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DON’T MISS THESE UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES!
2019 D.C. Summit
From Washington to Hollywood and Beyond
RespectAbility’s Capitol Hill Summit is dedicated to the wide-range of opportunities available to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for millions of Americans with disabilities. Covering on everything from policy and politics to the entertainment industry and popular culture, this annual event is a tremendous opportunity to shine a light on critical issues past and future.
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Volunteer Sign Up
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– Education & Skills Building
– Jobs for People with Disabilities
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– Intersection of Politics & Disability
– Inclusive Philanthropy
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– Jewish Inclusion
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A group of diverse young Fellows with Judith Heumann
The National Leadership Program: Summer Applications Open
The National Leadership Program is ideal for people with and without disabilities who want to go into careers in public policy, advocacy, communications or nonprofit management while making a positive difference for people with disabilities. We have three cohorts of Fellows – fall, spring and summer. Open now: Applications for the Summer 2019 Cohort. Join us!
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Biography
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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