The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
When: Tue, 09/25/2018 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
(Wedgewood Room salon)
2 East 61st Street &, 5th Ave
New York, New York 10065
Please Join Empowerment Through Integration (ETI) as a Sighted Guide Volunteer for an installment of our exciting Dining in the Dark series. This event is being held for a prestigious tech firm and will take place in Manhattan from 4:30pm-7:30pm on September 25th. The ETI Integration Programs focus on the need to raise awareness and encourage various sectors (education, private, government, and the general public) to exemplify integration and inclusion in practice, and to include more persons with disabilities so as to break down social stigmas. Integration Programs are blindfolded, facilitated experiences that allow participants to shed preconceived notions of themselves and others when interacting for the first time, thus allowing them to be blind to certain labels. As a result, authentic dialogue and conversations about racism, prejudice, sexism, ageism and ableism are facilitated, prompting participants to rethink their assumptions about one another – as well as their abilities, and the potential of others. Sighted guide event volunteers play a very important part in these programs by guiding blindfolded participants to their seats and helping them exit the facilitation space if needed. If you are interested in future sighted guide volunteer opportunities, please register for our volunteer list here: https://goo.gl/forms/gvlCT9OpE74WlGCB2. We will contact you for future volunteer and training opportunities.
- Training Provided