Owner and Chef of Whiskey Kitchen
Michael Thor, or "Thor" as he prefers to be called, will inspire you with his courageous story of perseverance and optimism.
Named North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association's Restaurateurs of the Year, Thor and his business partner Jeff Mickel run Whisky Kitchen, a downtown Raleigh favorite. Before the doors opened, Thor's entire life changed when a motorcycle accident in 2015 left him a quadriplegic. He spent time recovering in Atlanta before returning home to Raleigh where he continues his entrepreneurial journey.
Learn from and engage with our panel of trailblazers who thrive in their careers and life.
Representing people with visual, auditory, mobility, and cognitive disabilities, our panelists will share how the ADA has helped them in their endeavors and what still needs to happen to create true inclusivity.
What's the Deal with disABILITIES:
The Triangle Celebrates 30 Years of the ADA
Do you REALLY know what’s it's like living with a disability? President George H.W. Bush signed the American with Disabilities Act 30 years ago to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else in all areas of life. This includes jobs, schools, transportation, and access to all public and private places that are open to the general public. Why was it needed and what effect did it have?
We've gathered some amazing trailblazers who are living and working with various disabilities. Hear their stories and learn how you can “support” them as colleagues, neighbors, and people in your community!
This FREE virtual event is proudly brought to you by a partnership between LCI Tech, LCI, Wake County Economic Development, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the City of Raleigh Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Capital Area Workforce Development Board, Walk West, The Diversity Movement, Baering, and the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities.
To be inclusive of everyone, please let us know what kind of accommodations you may need to attend our virtual event. You'll be asked to describe your requests in the registration form.