August 24, 2011 – RAMP’s 21st Annual Changing Attitudes Breaking Barriers Luncheon will be Thursday, October 6, 2011, 11:45 a.m. at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Boulevard in Rockford and features keynote speaker, Stevie Hopkins, Director of Awesomeness at 3E Love.
Stevie Hopkins is the Director of Awesomeness at 3E Love, the disability awareness clothing line and marketing company that he co-founded along with his sister Annie, shortly before her untimely death. When Annie created the powerful symbol, that later became the tattoo on her shoulder, little did they know it would become a phenomenon and recognized worldwide as the international symbol of acceptance. Stevie is an entrepreneur who holds two degrees from theUniversityofIllinois. He also happens to use a wheel- chair due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is the inspiration and driving force behind his social acceptance campaign which he says, “starts with something very basic…I love who I am, and it’s okay to talk to me and get to know me. I may be different but I have something to offer this world.” Stevie’s mission is to teach people the 3 E’s, to embrace living life no matter the obstacles and by doing so, educate society and empower those with disabilities to love life.
About the Luncheon
RAMP’s Luncheon seeks to entertain and educate a broad range of people. The desired result is for people who attend to be more aware and supportive of RAMP’s mission – to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. The Luncheon also provides RAMP the opportunity to inform and update the community on our current efforts and successes. If you are interested in becoming a luncheon sponsor or wish to purchase tickets (by table $300 for a table of 8 or individually $40) please contact RAMP (815)968-7467 or for more information and a registration form click here.
Workshop before the Luncheon
Before the luncheon, disabilityworks invites you to a free Building Better Business Workshop on the successful inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce. For more information please contact Linda Sullivan, (312)550-8532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAMP is a passionate partner for people with disabilities desiring to live a useful and rewarding life. RAMP empowers people with disabilities to realize there are no limits to what they can do. This is accomplished by assisting them to live independently, make changes in their lives, seek peer support, obtain resources and remove barriers that threaten their dreams of independence. RAMP advocates the implementation of current laws, promotion of needed legislation and improvement of existing systems for persons with disabilities while working to diminish negative attitudes that threaten to impede equal access. RAMP advocates for and serves people with disabilities out of four offices located in Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson andWinnebagoCounties.