For Immediate release

Contact: Wayne Jennings

Founder, Chairman, & CEO

National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council    

 603-494-4723 cell

Removing All Barriers to Workplace and Educational Opportunities

“Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act  of 1964”

“Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964” is the theme for the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council, 8th annual “Keeping the Dream Alive ®” Conference and Dinner for Business and Education. The conference/dinner will be held on Thursday October 30, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel, Center of New Hampshire located at 700 Elm Street in Manchester, NH.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national, and religious minorities, and women. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is also considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.

Federal civil rights laws have helped bring about profound changes in the American workplace, business, education and institutions. Many barriers that once prevented minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBT, and older persons from freely pursuing opportunities, have been eliminated. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s gave rise to other civil rights movements, most notably the Women’s Rights Movement and the Disability Rights Movement. While minorities and women were protected by civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress during the 1960’s, the rights of people with disabilities were not protected by federal legislation until much later. Many young people with significant disabilities who were previously thought unemployable are now working in competitive jobs as a result of the education they received through enforcement of the federal statutes. These are some of the topics that will be discussed during the professional workplace development seminar and evening dinner. Professional workplace development seminar will be facilitated by representatives from the US EEOC, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center and Epstein Becker and Green, PC.

Confirmed speakers are Vincent Lisi, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division, Edward Ostolski Senior Federal Investigator with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Donald Shumway, President and CEO of Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center. The Moderator and Master of Ceremonies is Kenneth Standard, esq., General Counsel Emeritus of Epstein Becker Green, PC located in New York.

Diversity work force development seminar 3:30pm-5:00pm-Social hour is from 5:00pm-6:00pm. The dinner and evening program will start at 6:00pm Tickets are sold in advance. Table sponsorships are available. For tickets and table sponsorship information, please visit our web site at ncdac.org. For further information call 603-487-3851, email[email protected] .

The proceeds from the dinner go toward funding the NCDAC “Keeping the Dream Alive” ® youth diversity workshop and other diversity programs.NCDAC’s mission is to increase awareness of the need for communication, understanding, and respect among people of diverse backgrounds. Through community events, educational programs and alliances with corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations, NCDAC addresses the important issues of multiculturalism facing our nation today.

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