Miami, August 28, 2020 – Miami Dade College (MDC) alumna, Joselyn Escobar, will participate in a virtual town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 2 – 4 p.m. to discuss the challenges people with disabilities face when using transportation and possible solutions. The town hall is presented by The Able Trust, an important MDC funder and nonprofit with a mission to provide Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment.
This year, the Florida Department of Transportation will once again update its long-range plan to adjust for opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed for land, sea, air & even space travel. The town hall will provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to share their personal experiences with transportation, including driving, public transport, flying, trains, and rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, and provide feedback on how to improve conditions.
Escobar is the first Deaf student to attend and graduate from the College’s acclaimed Miami Culinary Institute. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, and dreams of one day owning and operating a gourmet food truck that specializes in Colombian-Peruvian fusion cuisine.
Register here to participate in the town hall. Questions and comments may also be submitted via e-mail at Transportation@AbleTrust.org. Post comments and videos to social media with the hashtag #AbleTrust. For more information, visit www.abletrust.org.