|Source: New Yorker|
This week, we can be proud of our profession, at least here in Israel.
Israel's Bar Association has just emailed its members urging them to hire people with disabilities. .
Here is my translation of its call to action:
The Israel Bar Association considers itself an integral part of Israeli society. In the framework of this outlook on life, we believe in the importance of the integration of people with disabilities in the workplace. We urge you, independent lawyers, to participate and absorb people with disabilities in your offices. We are certain that this significant step will lead to equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere.Here's hoping that a ripple effect of this action will reach our backward government which still promotes the segregation and institutionalization of people with disabilities.
For some background, you might want to look at some of my recent posts:
- On prizes for caring for special children
- The Israel Prize: More about the strange choice of recipient
- Institutionalization: Why Does Israel Continue to Be Infatuated With This Cruel and Archaic Approach?
- Israel is in love with institutions
- The Ruderman Foundation: Friend or foe?