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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases


WHAT:  National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

State of Hawai‘i departments will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness month and the signing of agreements across state government that will increase opportunities and support for the employment of people with disabilities. The program will include:

  • Governor’s proclamation on Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Keynote speaker Patricia Morrissey, Director, UH Mānoa Center on Disability Studies
  • Employer panel
  • Recognition of outstanding training programs, agencies, Employees and employers
  • Honorary Award to Champion and Advocate presented to Sen. Suzanne Oakland Chun

WHO: Partners in Employment, including the State of Hawai‘i departments and agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor and the City and County of Honolulu

WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016 – 10 am to 12 pm

WHERE: Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Keopu Reelitz

Public Information Officer

Department of Human Services

Office: 808-586-4892

Mobile: 808-372-4704

[email protected]