Chautauqua Lecture Focuses on Disability-Inclusive Diversity, Public Policy

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Tari Hartman Squire will address “Strategic Marketing: Transcending Hollywood and Beyond” in a Chautauqua lecture at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Oct. 9.

Squire’s talk, at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building, also serves as the keynote address for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The event, part of the University’s year-long Chautauqua series on “Strategizing,” is free and open to the public.

The strategic marketing consultant and founding CEO of EIN SOF Communications Inc., Squire is well known for her efforts to develop innovative public relations strategies that illuminate disability-inclusive diversity and public policy. She received a Visionary Award for 25 years of leadership, creating sustainable-disability collaborations as founding executive director of Media Access, a liaison between the entertainment industry and the disability community, and spearheaded the Screen Actors Guild Committee of Performers with Disabilities.

She co-chairs the National Disability Leadership Team; served on the Diversity Committee of the Television Academy, advisory board of Everyone Matters; chaired the Communications Committee of former President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities; spearheaded the National Spinal Cord Injury Business Advisory Council; and coordinated PR for a variety of national disability organizations.

“Strategizing is the foundation of disability-inclusive diversity in entertainment, the workplace, marketplace and communities across America,” Squire said. “This year represents a turning point in advertising campaigns and television shows that … have the power to shatter old myths and stereotypes of people with disabilities on large, small and personal screens around the world.”

EIN SOF Communications is a woman-owned business and contractor specializing in disability-inclusive diversity and public policy, focusing on strategic marketing, branding and employment consultation.

Sponsors of the Squire lecture are the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Awareness and Accessibility Committee, the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities, the College of Justice and Safety, the College of Education, the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education, the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Campus Recreation, the Cultural Center, and the Honors Program.

For more information, visit www.chautauqua.eku.edu or contact Chautauqua Lecture Coordinator Dr. Minh Nguyen at minh.nguyen@eku.edu.

Published on September 26, 2014

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