INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The Art of the Possible

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EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — WHO:    The United Nations Office of Human Resources Management, United Nations Office of Information Communication Technology, and Kessler Foundation have come together to host a lively panel discussion, featured speakers, and an interactive display of technologies and designs advancing the lives of persons with disabilities around the world.

Daryl “Chill* Mitchell – Actor on NCIS: New Orleans and Fear of the Walking Dead

Under Secretary General Jan Beagle – UN Department of Management

Assistant Secretary-General Martha Helena Lopez – UN Office for HR Management

Assistant Secretary-General Atefeh Riazi – UN Office for ICT

Rodger DeRose – President and CEO, Kessler Foundation

WHAT:    International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The Art of the Possible

WHEN:    3 December 2018 1:30pm3:30pm (exhibits: 12pm5pm)*

WHERE:    United Nations Headquarters, 1st Ave & 45th St, New York: Conference Room 1

DETAILS:    Please join Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, a working actor with a disability, and leaders from the global disability community on December 3rd, 2018 at the United Nations. This day presents an opportunity to focus our collective attention on an often overlooked demographic and advance the understanding of disability issues.

Participants will speak candidly about their perspectives for improving the lives of people with disabilities, including increasing awareness of the challenges that this community encounters in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. Technology exhibits from noon to 5pm will feature interactive solutions for human resources, inclusive design, human mobility, web accessibility and internet for all.

*Press Conference will be held before the panel discussion from 11:00AM-11:30AM ET with Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Martha Helena Lopez, Atefeh Riazi, and Rodger DeRose. If you would like to attend only the press conference, please email communications@zazaadvisors.com for credentials and access to the venue. Press should arrive at the UN Secretariat Visitors Entrance (1st Ave and 46th Street) by 10:15AM to have enough time to pass through security and enter the building.

**PRESS NOTE: For any media requests, quotes, or personal interviews please contact Alicia Lewis

MEDIA CONTACT

Alicia Lewis | Zaza Advisors | +1 571-247-6744 | communications@zazaadvisors.com
Carolann Murphy | Kessler Foundation | 973-324-8382 | cmurphy@KesslerFoundation.org

SOURCE Kessler Foundation



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