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Molly Burke smiles into the camera. She is resting her chin in the palms of both hands. The AMI Connect logo is to her right.

Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the media is important, but is it really happening? And what can be done to ensure it does? Join us virtually on Wednesday, May 4, from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern, as we address this topic.

The event begins with a one-on-one chat with social media influencer Molly Burke. Then, be the first to see the debut episode of AMI's newest television series, In Focus, as host April Hubbard and guests Maysoon Zayid, Prince Amponsah, Keely Cat-Wells discuss the depiction of disability on screen and on stage.

The episode will be followed by a lively panel discussion, led by NOW with Dave Brown host Dave Brown, with a further discussion on media depiction of disability on screen and on stage with members of the disability community, including Maysoon Zayid, Bruce Cook, Kelly MacDonald and Michelle Asgarali.

 

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Agenda

1:00 p.m. ET Welcome
1:05 p.m. ET One-on-one with Molly Burke
1:30 p.m. ET Screening of the In Focus episode, "Disability Representation in film, TV and on stage"
1:50 p.m. ET Panel discussion

Featured speakers

Molly Burke looks into the camera. Her hands and head are resting on her left knee, which is pulled up to her chest.

Molly Burke

Guest speaker

Molly Burke started public speaking at the age of five, less than a year after learning that she’d one day go blind.

Molly has spoken on some of the largest global stages, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the United Nations General Assembly in New York and Wembley Arena in the UK. Molly has shared the stage with changemakers Malala and Martin Luther King III, entertainers like Demi Lovato and Martin Sheen, business leaders Bill Gates and Richard Branson, royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and government figures like Justin Trudeau and Al Gore.

Whether she’s speaking to Netflix about global accessibility, Samsung about inclusivity, or Disney about female empowerment, Molly creates a bespoke experience that lets every audience member see themselves in her and recognize the importance of inclusivity and understanding.

Molly Burke looks into the camera. Her hands and head are resting on her left knee, which is pulled up to her chest.
Dave Brown smiles into the camera. He is wearing tinted glasses.
Maysoon Zayid smiles into the camera.
Bruce Cook laughs while looking off into the distance.
Michelle Asgarali smiles into the camera. She is seated in a power wheelchair.
Kelly MacDonald sits behind a broadcast microphone, smiling.

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