Disability Awareness Summit

For more information, contact Public Information Director Leah Barber-Heinz at 850-528-1597 or by email at leah.barber-heinz@fchr.myflorida.com .

Tallahassee – The Florida Commission on Human Relations is reaching out to organizations serving people living with disabilities through an event entitled: Disability Summit: Creating Awareness * Providing Resolutions .

Derick Daniel, Executive Director of the Florida Commission on Human Relations says, “Last year alone, 41% of our housing discrimination cases were based on disability. This summit will provide the perfect opportunity for disability organizations to join with the Commission to discuss important state and federal laws and the many resources offered by our agency. We are committed to forming long-lasting and effective partnerships with participating groups to ensure fairness and equal opportunities for people living with disabilities in Florida!"

Who: The Florida Commission on Human Relations (host) and statewide disability organizations (participants)

What: Disability Summit: Creating Awareness * Providing Resolutions: an educational event for disability organizations throughout the state.

When: February 25, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: Betty Easley Conference Center

Room 147

4075 Esplanade Way

Tallahassee, FL 32399

The Florida Commission on Human Relations, established in 1969, is the state agency charged with enforcing the Florida Civil Rights Act and Fair Housing Act. Fair treatment, equal access and mutual respect are the benchmarks of the Commission’s commitment. Through education, outreach and partnerships, the Commission works to prevent discrimination through teaching best practices and foster cultural understanding in communities statewide.

For more information visit http://fchr.state.fl.us