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Friday, October 28, 2011

Find Us at California Council of the Blind's Conference This Weekend       


The DRLC will be at the California Council of the Blind's Fall Conference and Convention this weekend October 29 to October 30 at the Crown Plaza LAX Hotel in Los Angeles. The conference theme is "CCB, Making a Difference; Advocacy in Action." John Villar de Longora, Outreach Program Director; Paula Pearlman, Executive Director, and Sri Panchalam, Civil Rights Litigation Program Loyola Public Interest Fellow, will conduct seminars. We will also host a booth so please come by and say hello. More information here: http://www.ccbnet.org/conventions/con11b_announce.htm 

Outreach Director Trains Staff of Cancer Community Group


On October 25, the DRLC's Community Outreach Program Director, John Villar de Longoria, conducted a Disability Sensitivity and Awareness training with the staff of Breast Cancer Solutions. Breast Cancer Solutions aims to provide breast cancer patients with direct assistance, community referrals and compassionate support. This training was a great refresher course on helping staff interact and communicate better with clients who have disabilities

Norma Montano Shares Resources at Senior Health Fair  


Norma Montano, Inland Empire Program Administrative Assistant, staffed a table at the Senior Health and Fitness Fair in Loma Linda University Drayson Center. The fair took place on October 26th, and was provided by Loma Linda University and the Loma Linda University Medical Center. More than 1,000 people attended the fair. Ms. Montano provided resources on the DRLC's Education Advocacy Program and other DRLC programs and services

FDR Dinner logo  

DRLC Inaugural Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner

Thursday, November 17   


We are pleased to invite you to our inaugural Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner. 

Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

For more information, go to the  FDR Dinner Webpage 


Silent Auction 

Cocktails 5 p.m.
Dinner Promptly 6:30 p.m.


Hosted by Jennifer Bjorklund, NBC4


Michael Bonnabel will perform an excerpt from  "The Good Boy" 


Distinguished Honorees


Corporate Diversity Award



Charles D. Siegal President's Award

Francine R. Kaufman, M.D.


Disability Rights in Entertainment, Arts & Media Award

Nick Jonas

How to Help   

Shop at Ralphs and Defend Rights of People with Disabilities  
Ralph's Community Contributions Program logo

Thank you so much for championing the rights of people with disabilities by supporting the DRLC through Ralphs Community Contribution Program. The new program year began on September 1, 2011. Even if you are currently registered as a member, you must register again. The DRLC uses every dollar donated from this program to serve people with disabilities. Please visit www.ralphs.com  to both re-register and to register.

Champion the Rights of People with Disabilities by Shopping, Searching Online  


You can support the work of the Disability Rights Legal Center simply by shopping and searching online. Become an iGive member and choose the DRLC as one of the causes you support, then click on an iGive link to one of the almost one thousand participating retailers, including Amazon.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, DisneyStore.com, eBay, Expedia.com, Hotwire.com, Macy's, NORDSTROM.com, Overstock.com, ProFlowers, Sport Chalet, Travelocity. You will not pay more for products, rather the companies give a listed percentage of the purchase to your cause. There are no obligations or hidden fees. Causes always receive 100% of the donation amount advertised on iGive's website. You can also contribute to the DRLC simply by using iGive's search engine. Go to iGive.com to sign up.


The online credit card donation feature is available on the Make a Donation page of the DRLC website. This quick and easy function can be used for general donations.   



Visit the How You Can Help page of our website to volunteer as a pro bono attorney on a disability rights case, work as a student law clerk or assist with intake and administrative responsibilities.


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Disability Rights Legal Center Staff October 2011