Lives Worth Living Event Speaks Volumes on Importance of a Diverse Workforce

Diverse Workforce Promotes Creativity

Employment for people with disabilities allows them “to be independent in a way that is unparalleled,” said VABLN President Kyle Wiggins, one of the key speakers at Lives Worth Living event sponsored by Capital One in July 2016.

Studies show that a workforce which combines workers from different backgrounds and experiences breeds a more creative, innovative, and productive workforce.

First Film to Document Story Behind ADA

The event marked the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a moving documentary recognizing the struggle and dedication of the people who worked to get the legislation enacted.

VABLN Mission is Outreach

Wiggins told the audience that VABLN’s mission is to reach out to local Metro Richmond businesses and help them with their basic diversity goals.

Disability Museum on National Tour

After viewing the film, visitors walked outside to explore the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, a national exhibit on tour across the country.

Producer Leads Tour

A Lives Worth Living film producer led visitors through the museum which traced the history of the disability rights movement and the progress it has achieved.

(Back row L to R) Tom Downs, Capital One, Kyle Wiggins, VABLN, Brian Horn, USBLN, Hunter Leemon, Sportable

(Front row L to R) Teresa Danso-Danquah, Katie Klapheke, Holly Bowers, Stephanie Halish, Capital One, Andrew Houghton, USBLN

Event Took Collaboration

Nine business leaders pose for a photo in front of the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels parked at the Capital One Campus.