[nfbmi-talk] wish he'd sue bsbp for ada/504 violations

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Fri Jan 17 13:38:56 UTC 2014

Blind Civil Rights attorney and athlete to speak in West Hartford


Published: Friday, January 17, 2014


WEST HARTFORD>>Richard Bernstein a civil rights attorney, marathon runner and triathlete, is coming to West Hartford on Monday, Jan 27. He will share his

powerful life story of challenges and successes, his passion for sports and his dedication to fighting legal battles on behalf of individuals with disabilities.


Blind since birth and born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, Richard is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University School of Law. He

is an attorney with The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


Richard is a nationally recognized advocate for disabled rights, providing a voice to those who would otherwise be forced to be silent. He has won numerous

lawsuits, never charged nor sued for money - only for positive change.


In his spare time, Richard is an avid runner, completing 18 marathons – including eight New York City marathons, the Ironman triathlon in Coeur d’Alene,

Idaho in 2008 and the Israman triathlon in Eilat, Israel in 2011.


The event will be hosted by Chabad of Greater Hartford and the Friendship Circle.


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Friendship Circle is a local organization that brings together children, teens and young adults with and without special needs, providing friendship and

a full range of Judaic and social experiences.


“Richard message is extremely moving and empowering” said Rabbi Shaya Gopin of Chabad, “he gives a perspective that is very relevant to our own lives. He

is one of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet!”


The event will be on Monday, January 27th, 7:30pm at the Chabad House, 2352 Albany Avenue in West Hartford





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