For the second year in a row, three dedicated community activists will be hosting an Expo that centers around people, groups, organizations, and businesses that set out to make WNY as inclusive as possible. The Expo showcases community members who are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for those who want to play sports, own businesses, or advance myriad other initiatives in the region.
The Exceptional Experiences Expo (E2 Expo) features vendors, entrepreneurs, organizations, and demonstrations, geared towards making Buffalo a place that is open to everyone, no matter their abilities.
“People with disabilities are making great strides, as are the opportunities for them to participate in the community just like everyone else,” said Nick Heilig, co-organizer of the E2 Expo, along with Alex Jusko and Lee Hartlieb. “We see people with disabilities running successful small businesses, competitively participating in sporting events, writing books, creating commercially viable art, and basically everything else that most people take for granted daily. What we don’t see regularly is a way to recognize and learn about these people, and the opportunities that they have created for themselves and their community. The E2 Expo is a day to celebrate the people and opportunities that aren’t letting disabilities stop them from living their lives to the fullest. Our goal is to showcase these people and opportunities to a larger audience. There are several sports, theater groups, advocacy groups, and entrepreneurs doing wonderful things. Our first Expo was extremely successful and it is our hope to continue to grow each and every year. With that, we hope to be adding new vendors, entrepreneurs, organizations and demonstrations!”
E2 Expo is being held October 19th at the Museum of DisABILITY History from 10am to 3PM.
Also visit e2expo.blogspot.com
Museum of DisABILITY History | 3826 Main Street | Buffalo, NY 14226 | 716-629-3626