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International Day of Persons with Disabilities-Keynote Speaker: Kate Eifrig

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Rochester Civic Theatre Company

20 Civic Center Drive Southeast

Rochester, MN 55904

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This event is a celebration of Persons with Disabilities and offers a flexible "open house-style" schedule of events. Please attend any or all of the sessions that work best for your schedule. ** Registration is preferred for the keynote speaker and networking.

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1p-3p Experiential Learning

  • Diversity Council's 'Human Library': check out a human 'book' to experience a personal story to learn and break down stereotypes.
  • UN EN-able Film Festival - related films that help raise awareness of disability issues and promote full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society.

3p - 4:30p ** Keynote Speaker: "Disability, Depression and Service Dogs: What Kate Eifrig Does and Doesn't Do for a Living"

  • Kate Eifrig believes that everyone has the power to do good. She is a disability rights and mental health advocate. Kate mixes humor and candor to break down the walls of misinformation using examples from her own disability and everyday experiences with her service dog. Some people recognize her as a woman who was a professional actress in the Twin Cities for 17 years. More and more, folks know her as "that tall, outspoken lady who is fascinated by great stories and good people".

4:30p-5:30p Networking

  • Walk In Someone Else's Shoes: Experience what a disability might be like at our various hands on stations

5:30p-6:30p Celebration

  • Enjoy music and artwork by local persons with disabilities
  • Light refreshments available




Program Partners:

Mayo Clinic Office of Diversity & Inclusion, disABILITY Mayo Employee Resource Group, Opportunity Services, MaxAbility, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Destination Medical Center, Diversity Council, and Workforce Development, Inc.

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