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Hilton Oakland Airport

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Oakland, CA 94621

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The Alameda County Disability Employment Awareness Conference & Training is an opportunity for supervisors, managers, professionals in human resources, law and others interested in diversity and inclusion (D&I) to discuss best practices and gain knowledge on how to attract, engage and advance persons with disabilities in employment.

Disability Employment Awareness Conference and Training

Thursday, October 3, 2019 ~ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ~ Hilton Oakland Airport

Early Registration (until August 31, 2019):

$30 - for Alameda County Employees

CA Dept. of Rehabilitation Employees

Alameda County Bar Assoc. Members

$55 - for all other interested professionals

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.

Onsite parking is available at a discounted rate of $8 for the entire day.

Hilton's Shuttle Service is available from Oakland Airport running every 20 minutes. The wheelchair-accessible shuttle runs once an hour at the top of the hour, you are encouraged to phone, (510) 635-5000 to confirm that you are awaiting pick up.

Alameda County employees shall obtain prior supervisor approval in order to participate.

Check our website for more information: http://acdeaconf.acgov.org/


Conference Schedule

8:00 Registration

8:00 Breakfast Buffet

9:00 Morning Plenary Session

Morning Keynote Address:

Joe Xavier, Director, State Department of Rehabilitation

Mr. Xavier has over 34 years of experience in business and public administration, as well as many years participating in advocacy and community organizations. As an immigrant, a blind consumer, a beneficiary of the DOR’s services, Joe has the experience and understands the challenges and opportunities available to individuals with disabilities, and the services required to maximize an individual’s full potential. Joe: believes in the talent and potential of individuals with disabilities; in investing in the future through creativity, ingenuity and innovation; ensuring decisions and actions are informed by interested individuals and groups; in pursuing excellence through continuous improvement; and preserving the public’s trust through compassionate and responsible provision of services.


10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Morning Workshops

TRACK A - FEHA, ADA & EEO COMPLIANCE

Employment Law Trends*

Presenter: Timothy Davis, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

Details are pending, check frequently for updates.


TRACK B - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE

Disability Access and Services Across the Life Span

Presenters: Stuart James, Exec. Dir., The CIL, Ron Halog, Exec. Dir. CRIL, Ann Bui, Program Dir., CA Foundation for Indep. Living Centers

The Center for Independent Living ignited a movement that spread throughout the United States and other countries. Mr. James in collaboration with colleagues, Ron Halog and Ann Bui, will provide a historical perspective as they discuss trends for future demands and required services for those with disabilities.


TRACK C - INTERSECTIONALITY: BEST PRACTICES

Panel Presentation: Best Practices For Recruiting, Hiring & Managing Individuals with Disabilities

Presenter: Michelle Alford-Williams, Shelly Choy and Trenire Pensy of California Department of Rehabilitation

This workshop will present a panel of business owners who will share their successes employing individuals with disabilities and discuss campaigns and strategies that the Department of Rehabilitation has implemented in order to achieve its goal to equip each individual with a disability who enter their doors with the tools to attain employment, achieve independence, and realize equality.


12:00 - 12:50 p.m. LUNCH

12:50 - 1:50 p.m. AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS

"Many People Have To Do Their Homework: Black Disabled Art & Activism"

Leroy F. Moore Jr., Founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. Since the 1990s, has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine. Moore is one of the founding members of National Black Disability and is an activist around police brutality against people with disabilities. Leroy has started and helped started organizations like Disability Advocates of Minorities Organization to Sins Invalid to Krip-Hop Nation. His cultural work includes film documentary, Where Is Hope, Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities, spoken-word CDs, poetry books and children’s book, Black Disabled Art History 101 published by Xochitl Justice Press. His upcoming graphic novel, Krip-Hop Graphic Novel Issue 1: Brown Disabled Young Woman Super Hero Brings Disability Justice to Hip- Hop will be published by Poor Press 2019. Moore has traveled internationally networking with other disabled activists and artists.


1:55 - 3:05 p.m. Afternoon Workshop

TRACK A - FEHA, ADA & EEO COMPLIANCE

Excellence in Management: Managing Within Disability Laws & Leaves*

Presenters: Rhonda Newman, Disability Programs Administrator, County of Alameda and Rosemarie Kwiatkowski, Deputy County Counsel, County of Alameda

This workshop will engage participants in an interactive game addressing your role in reducing your organization's liability exposure, increase your knowledge of federal and state disability laws and increase your ability to recognize triggers and when to act.


TRACK B - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE

Advancing Opportunities & Enhancing Resources for Young Adults

Presenters: Elaine Lemi, Alameda County Human Resource Services Asst. Step Up Coordinator and Lori Kotsonas, East Bay Innovations, Director of Employment Services & Project SEARCH

Elaine and Lori administrate two outstanding programs targeting youth and young adults with disabilities. They will present the highlights of each of their programs and how these programs can be adapted for implementation in other counties and sectors.


TRACK C - INTERSECTIONALITY: BEST PRACTICES

Disability & Crisis Emergency Management

Presenter: Roxan Crawford, FEMA Disability Integration Specialist

Details are pending, check frequently for updates.


3:20 - 4:35 pm Late Afternoon Workshop

TRACK A - FEHA, ADA & EEO COMPLIANCE

California Disability Law Refresher & Recent Case Trends*

Presenter: Jennifer Martinez, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

Details are pending, check frequently for updates.


TRACK B - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE

"Before We Get Into Black/Brown Disability Art /Hip-Hop US & Internationally, We Must
Know Krip-Hop Nation & Building Process To Get To Krip-Hop Politics"

Presenter: Leroy Moore, Artist/Activist

- Talk about What Is Krip-Hop Nation & Building Process To Get To Krip-Hop Politics (Handouts)
- Show Black/Brown Disability Art /Hip-Hop nationally & Internationally


TRACK C - INTERSECTIONALITY: BEST PRACTICES

Ageism & Ableism at Work

Presenters: Randy Morris, SSA Department of Adult & Aging Services, et. al.

Details are pending, check frequently for updates.


*MCLE Credit Pending


Additional training opportunities:

The National Diversity Council's Certified Diversity Professional Training, "Diversity First", the schedule has been published. For California residents, the program will take place on September 30, 2019, in San Diego, CA. For other program dates and additional info go to https://diversitycertificationprogram.org/

Diversity First

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