Pacific Rim International Conference – Lifeworks Presentation
March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Lifeworks New Business Development Team, Ashley Oolman and Alli Strong-Martin, will present at Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
About the Presentation – Confronting Complacency: Advancing Equitable Employment for All
This discussion will focus on how ableism unintentionally permeates disability service provision. Historic exclusion has resulted in minimal exposure and experience living and working alongside people with disabilities equitably. Because of this gap in lived experience, organizations need to make intentional efforts to reexamine the systems we uphold and operate within to ensure we include people with disabilities in all components of service planning and delivery.
– Confront personal bias while exploring power and privilege dynamics in working relationships.
– Discover how ableism is built into systems and develop strategies for eliminating institutional and intangible barriers.
– Identify transformative action steps to decrease ableism within disability employment services.