October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! NDEAM acknowledges the many contributions that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. It’s time to HIRE, RETAIN, AND PROMOTE US! There can be no economic justice without including the disability community! Learn how you can get involved.
MCD shares the following information from our partners at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: Please join us for our annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) presentation, Oct. 4, 10-11:30 am. This presentation for employers, Vocational Rehabilitation professionals, and disabled veteran staff will speak to the three stages of progress of the field employment of persons with disabilities over the last 30 years.
MCD encourages you to register for Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater’s free online Care Work Workshops! Each workshop will include a discussion of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. Aegor Ray, a queer and trans writer, multidisciplinary artist, and organizer will facilitate the events. Attendees can also participate in art activities, such as weaving, and stamp making, led by teaching artists Nailah Taman and Julie Boada.
The Minnesota Council on Disability strongly encourages you to prepare for an emergency by being informed and making a plan. Preparedness is just one phase of a larger Emergency Management Framework.
MCD’s letter to Minnesota school boards and superintendents explaining our support for mask mandates in schools.
Have you wondered about Minnesota workers’ experience of telecommuting before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic? The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is wondering the same, which is why MnDOT is partnering with the University of Minnesota Tourism Center on a research project to find out!