Disability Rights in the U.S.—Progress and Challenges

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của U.S. Embassy @ Hanoi City

WHAT: Disability Rights in the U.S.—Progress and Challenges

WHEN: MFriday, August 31 at 3 PM – 4:30 PM UTC+07

WHERE: U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, 7 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam 10000

Please join us on a talk and Q&A with visiting U.S. speaker Helena Berger on the topic of disability rights. This session will be open to the media.

Helena Berger biography
Helena Berger has been a disability-rights advocate for 30 years. She is currently the President & CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Ms. Berger has been associated with AAPD for 20 years; serving in the following leadership positions: Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President.

Prior to joining AAPD, Ms. Berger was the Advocacy Director for the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA), renamed in 2005 United Spinal Association. Under her direction, EPVA’s advocacy program significantly expanded its public education and community outreach activities, specially aimed at raising awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act. As a result, Ms. Berger has extensive experience in designing and implementing grassroots programs and working effectively with non-governmental organizations, community and business leaders, and public officials to increase the community integration, independence, and rights and opportunities of all people with disabilities.

Ms. Berger’s international disability rights work includes working with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs as a feature speaker on disability rights, policy, and growing grassroots movements. She has spoken with diverse disability audiences in Mongolia, Nepal, and Cyprus, and traveled to Jordan and the West Bank in Israel.







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