Free eye screenings, eye health awareness activities and services for the blind and visually impaired community are being offered at a Vision Fair at Cal State Los Angeles, Lot 5, on October 15, 2022.

Brochure of event for blind people

Fox Family Foundation and RespectAbility, a national nonprofit creating systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, have announced a free community Vision Fair taking place October 15, 2022, at Cal State, Los Angeles, Lot 5, from 9 am – 5 pm.

“What sets this Vision Fair apart from all other eye health fairs is that it is being produced by disability advocates, six of whom are blind and/or have low vision who came through the RespectAbility National Leadership Program and are completing their externship with our organization,” stated Akira Nakano, Program Officer at Fox Family Foundation and Vision Fair Producer.

Sponsored in part by Council Member Kevin de León, representing City Council District 14, and with representatives from more than 20 other organizations, the Vision Fair will feature free vision screenings, pediatric [starting at age 3] through adult; dispense glasses on site (or mail them home/give gift certificates for follow up care/glasses); introduce community members to careers with workforce gaps that directly serve people with low vision; and provide free resources to the blind and low vision community. Additionally, free COVID-19 boosters will also be available.

Although 80% of visual impairments are preventable, low vision is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting a broad diversity of all communities. Regular eye check-ups are key to eye health.

Rostom Dadian, a Civic Engagement Apprentice at RespectAbility and Co-Producer of the Vision Fair, has had low vision since birth. “People think vision loss is associated with aging, but in truth, one in four Americans under the age of 40 are living with vision disability,” said Dadian. “Even though blind or visually impaired individuals are effective employees, we are overlooked as a workforce.”

Elizabeth Pezone was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at age 11 and had standard vision until age 18. She is a Workforce Development and Policy Apprentice at RespectAbility and serves as the Accessibility and Outreach Coordinator for the Vision Fair. “I had hoped to work in early education but could not easily find employment. I was told by teachers, employers, colleagues, and even friends that because of my disability I was not going to be able to do certain tasks or programs,” Pezone said. “By having constant persistence and drive to overcome those struggles and negative attitudes, I had the strength to prove them all wrong.”

“We have to shift our education and workforce systems to ensure inclusion,” added Alex Hilke, a Workforce Development and Policy Apprentice at RespectAbility and a coordinator for the Vision Fair. “People with disabilities are America’s largest minority group. In fact, it is the only one that anyone — due to an accident, aging, or illness — can join at any time.” Hilke was born with cerebral palsy and lost peripheral vision in his right eye.

Roy Payan, a Policy and Civic Engagement Apprentice at Respectability and the Vision Fair Exhibition Lead, added, “Equal opportunity and equal access, a right guaranteed under federal law, is not always available to those of us who are disabled.” Payan was in his forties when an eye infection overseas left him blind.

“In my experience, being disabled and different means there is a stigma that you have to face every minute of every day. There is a lot of injustice, inaccessibility and inequity to resources and opportunities,” added Dennis Tran, an Entertainment and News Media Apprentice at RespectAbility and the Social Media and Publicity Coordinator for the Vision Fair. Tran was diagnosed with glaucoma, causing partial blindness at age 17, and ten years later received a late diagnosis of autism and ADHD.

“The world is all abuzz with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, but employers seem to prioritize race and gender over disability,” said Corey Evans, an Entertainment and News Media apprentice at RespectAbility and also the Vision Fair’s Media Lead. “When you don’t include us, you push us further into poverty.” Evans, who is African American, was born with cataracts and low vision, but his career in TV production temporarily stalled after he developed advanced glaucoma and surgery left him legally blind.

For interviews or additional information, please contact Joy St. Juste, Communications Director for RespectAbility:

Fox Family Foundation supports programs, policies, and investments that protect vision and eye health, provide care and services to those in need and develop workforce readiness programs that enable diversity and inclusion. Our mission is to break the link between poverty and vision loss. Learn more at

RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future. Our mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of the community.

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Joy St. Juste
RespectAbility/Fox Family Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Voice: 213-359-1608
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The 3rd ACE Illustration Fair was also held at the same time, with popular artists such as Na-young Woo, Seung-hoon Na, Song-I Park, Noma, Min-ho Myung and the likes participating as invited artists.

Participants of 2022 Gwangju ACE Fair
At the opening ceremony of the ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair’ held on the 22nd, Gwangju Mayor Ki-jeong Kang, Gwangju Information Culture Industry Promotion Agency President Yong-seok Tak, Korea Cable TV Broadcasting Association President Rae-woon Lee, ACE Fair Promotion Committee Chairman Jeong-min Joo, Gwangju Metropolitan City Council 1st Vice-Chairman Cheol Shim, and other key figures

The ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair (Asia Content & Entertainment Fair)’, a comprehensive domestic content exhibition, was held on September 22 (Thursday) at the Kim Daejung Convention Center in Gwangju.

Held until the 25th, the 2022 Gwangju ACE Fair is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and by the Gwangju Metropolitan City, and is sponsored by Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju Information Culture Industry Promotion Agency, Korea Cable TV Broadcasting Association, Gwangju Design Promotion Agency, and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA). The event is in its 17th year this year.

As digital transformation has become more significant in all industries, this exhibition is related to all digital content items such as broadcasting, animation/character, AI, metaverse, VR/AR, and games under the theme of ‘digital transformation and expansion of content value’. 398 companies from 36 countries exhibited new technologies and new products through 485 booths.

Gwangju Mayor Ki-jeong Kang, who attended the opening ceremony of the ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair
Gwangju Mayor Ki-jeong Kang, who attended the opening ceremony of the ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair’ held on the 22nd, visits the booth and conducts a demonstration.

With the growing changes in the content industry such as online video service (OTT), metaverse, non-fungible token (NFT), and content monetization – which have become major content platforms – many related companies participated in this year’s ACE Fair, attracting attention. In the OTT field, many OTT platform companies such as Wave, ENA, and Tving participated. In the metaverse field, Unity, Microsoft, NVIDIA, etc. participated. Beeblock in the NFT field and The SMC in the content monetization field were also present at this exhibition.

Furthermore, a lot of technology-related companies such as 5G, AR, AI, and hologram participated in this ACE Fair, along with various K-content producers, agencies, creators, and developers such as broadcasting, animation, webtoon, and games. The 3rd ACE Illustration Fair was also held at the same time, with popular artists such as Na-young Woo, Seung-hoon Na, Song-I Park, Noma, Min-ho Myung and the likes participating as invited artists. They held an autograph signing event, and more than 35 artists participated to showcase their unique works.

Crowd in ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair’ exhibition
A glimpse of the ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair’ exhibition held on the 22nd

The Gwangju Information Culture Industry Promotion Agency, one of the sponsors of the event, held the ‘WAF (Web Animation Festival)’. They organized events to inspire artists’ creativity through the WAF 2022 Conference and WAF Awards Ceremony. Moreover, other various events such as an illustration exhibition with NC Soft, a board game contest & hands-on exhibition, a cosplay festival, the 15th Youth Broadcasting Contents Contest, and an animation preview were all presented throughout the exhibition to welcome visitors.

‘The 2nd CDC (Content Developer Conference)’ invites domestic and foreign content experts to share global trends in related industries and obtain business insights under the theme of ‘evolution of digital platform and future of content’. Netflix co-founding executive Mitch Lowe was the keynote speaker.

To support K-content export and investment, a customized business export conference was also held at the same time where domestic content-related companies and buyers met online and offline.

An official from the 2022 Gwangju ACE Fair said, “Last year, 351 companies from 30 countries participated, recording 570 business counseling and $187.2 million in export consultations, leading the K-content export and investment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ACE Fair in 2022 will once again validate our competitiveness and future growth potential amid the craze of K-contents booming around the world. This will also serve as an opportunity for Gwangju ACE Fair to take a step forward as a global content festival.”

Asia Content & Entertainment Fair in Gwangju 2022(ACE FAIR) LIVE DAY 1

Children taking pictures with doll characters at the ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair’
Children taking pictures with doll characters at the ‘2022 Gwangju ACE Fair’ exhibition held on the 22nd

Contact Information

CHA Seuk
Seoul, Seocho-gu
South Korea
Voice: +8228563276

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Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. (“Ensysce” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:ENSC)(OTC PINK:ENSCW), a clinical-stage biotech company applying transformative chemistry to improve prescription drug safety to reduce abuse and overdose, today announced that management will present during Benzinga’s All Access investor event taking place Friday, September 23, 2022.

Dr. Lynn Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Officer of Ensysce, is scheduled to host a presentation and Q&A session during the event as follows.

Benzinga All Access Event

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 9:20 a.m. Eastern time

A live video webcast will be available using the link above – an archived replay will be made available after the live event on the Benzinga YouTube Channel. For more information on Benzinga All Access, please contact your Benzinga representative.

About Ensysce Biosciences

Ensysce Biosciences is a clinical-stage biotech company using its proprietary technology platforms to develop safer prescription drugs. Leveraging its Trypsin Activated Abuse Protection (TAAPTM) and Multi-Pill Abuse Resistance (MPAR™) platforms, the Company is in the process of developing a unique, tamper-proof treatment option for pain that minimizes the risk of both drug abuse and overdose. Ensysce’s products are anticipated to provide safer options to treat patients suffering from severe pain and assist in preventing deaths caused by medication abuse, reducing the human and economic costs. The platforms are covered by an extensive worldwide intellectual property portfolio for a wide array of prescription drug compositions. For more information, please visit

Ensysce Biosciences Company Contact:

Lynn Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
(858) 263-4196

Ensysce Biosciences Investor Relations Contact:

Shannon Devine
MZ North America
Main: 203-741-8811

SOURCE: Ensysce Biosciences Inc.

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Ride & Drive attendees will have the opportunity to experience the latest commercial vehicle innovations. This special event includes transportation from the JW Marriott Indianapolis and lunch. Details here:

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