Jewish Studies and Disability Advocacy

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM


HUM 415
Department of Jewish Studies
(415) 338-6075


Lisa Newmark is the Employment Programs Director at Integrated Community Services (ICS), where she works with staff to help individuals with disabilities develop and cultivate professional skills that allow them to join the workforce. She received a B.A. in Jewish Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from San Francisco State University. She will discuss her academic background, how it led to her career in disability advocacy, and how her academic background helps in her work. The event is part of the Department of Jewish Studies's #JewishStudiesAnd lecture series, which explores how university degrees can serve as a springboard for a wide range of careers. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Cosponsored by Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and the Department of Women and Gender Studies.


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