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Biographies:
Emeka Nwokeji



Emeka Nwokeji

Presently, Emeka Nwokeji is the Director of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission's Program on Consumer Involvement. In his work, he features arts from people with disabilities, promotes artists with disabilities in statewide conferences, and assures artists involvement in developing vocational rehabilitation plans. His background includes 12 years in the Independent Living Program Services. In 1990, he chaired the Minority Advisory Committee in the National Council of Independent Living (NCIL). His awards are numerous and include: NCIL honors award for unselfish dedication to the civil rights and independent living for people with disabilities; Access Now Coalition award for Outstanding Success in overcoming obstacles of disability in multi-cultural community; Co-founder of the Merrimack Valley Coalition of disabilities advocate, 501-C-4 civic organization promoting access for persons with disabilities into state, town, and cities political protocol; and established and founded the Minorities with Disabilities Advocacy Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

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