Beyond Vision

White Cane Safety Day 2021

BEYOND VISION HOSTS AWARENESS EVENT FOR WHITE CANE SAFETY DAY AND HIGHLIGHT THE DANGERS OF RECKLESS DRIVING FOR ALL PEDESTRIANS  

Milwaukee, WI — October 15th is federally recognized as White Cane Safety Day. This day acknowledges the independence of people who are blind or visually impaired. It is used to increase awareness of the White Cane Law, which protects the right-of-way of pedestrians who use white canes and guide dogs. Reckless driving in Milwaukee continues to plague pedestrians. The danger of this careless behavior is already fatal for pedestrians who are sighted. Drivers need to be aware of white cane and service dog safety and respect the safety of everyone in our community.

#WhiteCaneSafetyDay #WCD2021 #RecklessDriving

What:              White Cane Safety Day and Reckless Driving Awareness

Who:
Jim Kerlin, CEO, Beyond Vision – Speaker
 County Supervisor Pricilla E Coggs-Jones
                  – Proclamation Presentation
Cory Ballard, Vision Forward – Speaker
State Representative Evan Goyke – Speaker
State Senator LaTonya Johnson – Citation
Mike Newman, Beyond Vision – Speaker
Alderman Mark Borkowski – Citation
Rebecca Kleefisch – Speaker
Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride – Speaker
State Senator Lena Taylor
State Senator Chris Larson
State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde
City Attorney Tearman Spencer – not confirmed
Sheriff Earnell Lucas – not confirmed

 

When:             Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Tours of facility available

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Proclamation and Speakers

9:30 p.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tours of facility available

*Note: Masks will be available and recommended for those who are unvaccinated if indoors. 

Where:           Beyond Vision, 5316 W. State Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53208 – Front sidewalk

Media:          Questions? Please contact dvoigt@beyondvision.com