Awareness to Acceptance
Evening of Acceptance Feb. 9
"I never knew I was disabled
until I was 12 years old"
Earlier this year, Friendship Circle of Virginia was proud to sponsor Richmond’s first ever Awareness Day, highlighting people in our community with disabilities and why this discussion is meaningful to all of us. This year we are taking the next step and are moving from awareness to acceptance on February 9th.
We are delighted to welcome our guest speakers: Joseph Bensmihen, MSW, RG, (pictured above), who is running for Congress in Florida and also has spastic cerebral palsy, and local self advocate and disability consultant, Matthew Shapiro.
Don't miss this amazing evening on February 9, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Dessert reception following at Chabad of Virginia, 212 Gaskins Road.
Friendship Circle is passionate about building bridges throughout our community and encourages all Richmonders to join us. Bring your friends!