Connections: Former Senator Tom Harkin and the ROC EmployABILITY Conference
We're joined by former Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, who authored the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Research shows that among similarly sized cities, Rochester is the single worst in the country when it comes to employment and poverty for people with disabilities.
Harkin is the keynote speaker for the upcoming ROC EmployABILITY conference, which is focused on increasing employment opportunities and reducing poverty among people with disabilities. We preview that conference. In studio:
- Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa, retired)
- Susan Hetherington, director of the University of Rochester’s Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
- Jeiri “J.D.” Flores, member of the planning committee for the ROC EmployABILITY Conference
- Stephanie Woodward, director of advocacy for theCenter for Disability Rights