Abilities Unlimited: The Real D in Diversity

Saturday, January 26, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd.

Hollywood has the opportunity to capitalize on new, authentic stories and reach a large segment of the marketplace by including people with disabilities in their content. This community represents an estimated 25 percent of the U.S. population and $21 billion in discretionary income, but they are seen in less than 3 percent of on-screen roles. Join us for an intimate discussion with Alice Austen (writer, Give Me Liberty), Lolo Spencer (Give Me Liberty), Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place), and Maribeth Fox (casting director, A Quiet Place) on the ways you can include this vibrant community in your next project. Moderated by Smita Pillai, chief diversity and inclusion officer of the Wall Street Journal.

Presented by Easterseals Southern California


Alice Austen
Lauren "Lolo" Spencer
Millicent Simmonds
Maribeth Fox
Smita Pillai
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