Westchester Independent Living Services, Westchester County and the City of Yonkers Announce Collaboration

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WHITE
PLAINS, NY
— May 14, 2013 — Westchester Independent Living Center and the
Westchester County Human Rights Commission along with members of the Yonkers
City Council
will hold an Open House to introduce the community to the Human
Rights Commission’s new Yonkers satellite office and to announce its
collaboration with WILC, who will be providing Spanish speaking and sign
language translation services at that office, among other services.

The
Open House will be held on May 21, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., at the City Council Chambers,
City Hall, 4th Floor.

Westchester’s
Human Rights Commission is charged with preventing discrimination based on many
reasons that include race, color, religion, ethnicity, creed, age, gender,
sexual orientation or disability.  Under the leadership of
Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, the Human Rights Commission
has established the Yonkers office.   Human Rights Commission
Executive Director, Mark Fang, will hold office hours and take discrimination
complaints at the Yonkers site on Thursday of each week. 

An
interpreter for both the Spanish speaking population and for those using
American Sign Language will be available through Westchester Independent Living
Services (WILC). Based in White Plains WILC is an advocacy organization and recently
launched the Equal Access Westchester Campaign, along with the Westchester
County Human Rights Commission, Department of Senior Programs, Office for the
Disabled, and Westchester County Tourism and Film to support equal access for
individuals with disabilities. 

Equal
Access provides opportunities for communities to adapt to the needs of their
ever changing demographics and to serve the interests of all their
residents.  Information can be found at equalaccesswestchester.org. 

The
city of Yonkers’ City Hall is located at 40 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY.

For
more information contact Tamaris Princi at 914-682-3926 extension 2114 or email
tprinci@wilc.org<mailto:tprinci@wilc.org

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