The City's Office of Equity and Human Rights is sponsoring a Zoom event with Darla Wilkerson, CEO of the Center for Disability Inclusion, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. The event will take place from 9-10 a.m.

'Celebrating Differences: Getting Comfortable Through Disability Awareness' is a webinar that will focus on best practices for disability inclusion and awareness. Participants will learn about:

Disability Statistics 

Sharpening your skills on disability awareness and etiquette 

Tips for recruiters and hiring managers 

Darla has more than 34 years of experience connecting businesses to people with disabilities for employment. The Center for Disability Inclusion is an organization that works with companies to help them advance their disability inclusion efforts in the workplace and marketplace. Darla self-identifies as a person with a disability since suffering a brain injury in 2006 and understands the challenges that many face when obtaining and maintaining employment. She holds a master’s degree in public administration with a non-profit emphasis from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and has served on many national and statewide boards focusing on increased employment for people with disabilities.

How to register:

Register for the event here. If you will need a disability-related accommodation to participate in this meeting please contact Stefanie Bowers, at 319-356-5022 or at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your accessibility needs.

Date of publication

Monday, September 27, 2021