Disposable People: New Slavery in a Global Economy by Kevin Bales
February 27, 2007
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Kevin Bales, 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and President of Free the Slaves, the U.S. Sister organization on Anti-Slavery International, will be featured with Joyce Bender on “Disability Matters” on Tuesday, February 27, 2007, from 2 PM to 3 PM eastern time. Discussed on the show will be his book, Disposable People: New Slavery in a Global Economy. This is fitting, as February 27, 2007, is Anti-Slavery Day. We thought the attached press release would interest you.
Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.
Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.