To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October, Securian Financial will host Work|Life™, a traveling exhibit created by Lifeworks Services that raises awareness and challenges perceptions about employment experiences for people with disabilities.
NDEAM dates back to 1945 and its purpose is to highlight disability employment issues and to celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
Developed by Lifeworks—a Minnesota nonprofit that serves more than 2,700 people with disabilities and their families—Work|Life™ uses photographs, personal accounts, data and design to address the disproportionate rate of unemployment among people with disabilities by exposing barriers to inclusion and showing the value of a diverse workforce.
The exhibit opening will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Securian Financial’s headquarters in downtown St. Paul (400 Robert Street N.). Jeffrey Brown, Lifeworks’ president and CEO, and Mr. Davis will give remarks at 11 a.m. The exhibit is open to the public and media, and will be onsite at Securian Financial through Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.
Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how they can help remove employment barriers for people with disabilities—and host the traveling exhibit—by visiting www.lifeworks.org/worklifemn.
A long-term relationship
Securian Financial and Lifeworks are celebrating a 25-year relationship. In addition to being a long-time financial supporter, Securian Financial currently has seven full-time employees who are supported by Lifeworks—one of whom recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary with the company.
Since 1965, Lifeworks Services Inc. has been a champion for inclusion. Lifeworks was founded by families who recognized the importance of advocacy and removing barriers for people with disabilities to be part of the community. As an industry leader, Lifeworks continues our commitment to self-determined support, careers with competitive wages, and developing innovative opportunities that enhance everyday lives. To learn more about Lifeworks, visit www.lifeworks.org.
Securian Financial is the marketing name for Securian Financial Group, Inc. and its affiliates. Insurance products are issued by its affiliated insurance companies, including Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company, a New York authorized insurer. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Securian Financial Services, Inc., registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.