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Klinedinst Sponsors 2018 Disability Rights Legal Center Dinner

A disabled man is sitting in a wheelchair. He holds his hands on the wheel. Nearby are his colleagues
Klinedinst PC is proud to sponsor the Disability Rights Legal Center’s 43rd Annual FDR Dinner on September 15, 2018. DRLC’s annual award event honors businesses and individuals that have gone above and beyond in furthering disability rights and inclusion.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Members of Klinedinst’s Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Diego offices were proud to support the Disability Rights Legal Center and its 43rd Annual FDR Dinner on September 15, 2018. The event was held at 20th Century Fox Studios, and honored the efforts of leaders in the entertainment, education, civil liberties and business communities in championing disability rights.

The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) is a nonprofit organization that supports the rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy and litigation. The DRLC strives to set the standard for the enforcement of disability rights and in educating the public that “access is equality.” The organization advocates for people with physical disabilities, emotional and mental health disabilities, terminal illness, and children and students with disabilities.

Photo of Klinedinst at DRLC 2018 FDR Dinner
Klinedinst team members at the 2018 FDR Dinner, supporting the Disability Rights Legal Center. Pictured (l-r) are Rachel Fernandez, Ernest Weiss, Nancy Weiss, Susan Turvey, Whitney Groendal, Jeff Groendal, Kim Westmoreland, Zack Lake, Brian Friedman, Andrea Oxman, Matt DeNicola, Andrea Sitar, and Eric Carrino. (Photo credit: Lori Oxman)

 

“The 43rd Annual FDR Dinner is an exciting evening for the DRLC and an opportunity to create a space for the entire disability community to know that they are welcome in Southern California and across the country,” said Jordan Kough, Executive Director of DRLC. “The night is a celebration of inclusion and accessibility and DRLC’s hope that our community becomes a place where our role is diminished so people with all disabilities can feel welcome and included. Thanks to Klinedinst’s support and the ongoing guidance of Board Member Andrea Oxman, we continue to move the needle on this critical mission.”

Andrea F. Oxman
Andrea F. Oxman

Klinedinst Shareholder Andrea Oxman serves on the Board of Directors for the DRLC and is a member of the Advocacy and Pro Bono Subcommittee.

“Klinedinst is proud to once again sponsor the DRLC’s annual FDR Dinner,” said Oxman. “In today’s climate, the DRLC’s work is more critical than ever. The DRLC’s ongoing commitment to inclusion and ensuring access for individuals with disabilities to the services they need and the public and private institutions that shape our social dialogue is fundamental. This year’s honorees exemplify and embody these values. Klinedinst salutes their good work, and congratulates them on this honor.”

To learn more about the Disability Rights Legal Center, please visit:

https://thedrlc.org

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