Diversability

Diversability is an award-winning social enterprise to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Outing: Accessible A's game benefiting SCI Active
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Outing: Accessible A's game benefiting SCI Active

Join Ms. Wheelchair California 2018 Krystina Jackson for an A’s game! Their friends over at SCI Active Network have been chosen as Nonprofit of the game on September 22nd! Join them for their third annual fundraiser at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum as the Oakland Athletics host the Minnesota Twins. Make sure to stick around afterwards to join them on the field for a spectacular fireworks show!

  • There is wheelchair accessibility from Bart 
  • Plenty of ADA seating
  • Best of all, Wheelchair Accessibility on the field for the firework show!

ALL OF THESE TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION IN THE TREEHOUSE THROUGHOUT THE SECOND LEVEL OF THE OUTFIELD. ONLY PROCEEDS FROM TICKETS PURCHASED THROUGH SCI ACTIVE NETWORK WILL COUNT TOWARDS OUR BENEFIT AS THE NON-PROFIT OF THE GAME.

Click the link below to buy your ticket today! 

http://www.sciactivenetwork.org/

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Outing: No Barriers Summit NYC Class of 2018
Oct
6
to Oct 8
NYC

Outing: No Barriers Summit NYC Class of 2018

All members of the Class of 2018 will receive access to an exclusive online educational activity, acceptance to the 2-day No Barriers Summit NYC  (Opening Ceremony, Elective Activities, the No Barriers Questival, and No Barriers LIVE), and admission to the new No Barriers online alumni community. Members who select tracks or enroll in the Leadership in Business Workshop will pursue specialized programming at various points during the No Barriers Summit.

Expectations as a Member of the No Barriers Class of 2018

  • Complete exclusive online educational activities that explore the No Barriers Life
  • Fully participate in the 2-day No Barriers Summit NYC
  • Make a pledge outlining a specific goal you want to accomplish
  • Participate in the No Barriers online alumni community
  • Live a No Barriers Life

Apply to join at no cost or enroll in the leadership in business workshop!

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Outing: 2018 Disability and Intersectionality Summit
Oct
13
8:15 AM08:15

Outing: 2018 Disability and Intersectionality Summit

  • MIT Stratton Student Center (W-20) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please click on the link to our website for FAQs and most updated information on the Main Conference: DIS 2018 Keynotes & Presenters

The Disability & Intersectionality Summit (DIS) is a biennial one-day conference that centers the experiences and knowledge of multiply marginalized disabled people such as, queer disabled people of color, undocumented transgender disabled people, or formerly incarcerated disabled people among others. This conference serves as a platform to highlight the multiple oppressions that shape the lived experiences of disabled individuals, as told by disabled people, in a setting organized by disabled activists. DIS aims to create dialogue on how our society must address systemic oppressions using an intersectional approach.

Get your tickets here! 

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SF Satellite Event: National Disability Intersectionality Summit
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00
SF

SF Satellite Event: National Disability Intersectionality Summit

DIS national is a biennial one-day conference, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that focuses on the experiences and knowledge of disabled people who have multiple diverse identities. DIS redirects the currents of power and conversation to marginalized disabled people living in our communities, particularly Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous and People of Color with disabilities. 

 

DIS 2018: Bay Area will video stream into the national DIS keynotes from Mia Mingus and Anita Cameron, and respond together through dialogue. We will have a maker’s faire featuring disabled artists, entrepreneurs, collectives, organizations, artists, and writers, specifically those who are multiply marginalized as well as a celebration of the release of Resistance & Hope, an anthology edited and published by Alice Wong of Disability Visibility Project.

 

We envision DIS 2018: Bay Area to be a critical and loving space where community can come together to elevate the narratives, work, and knowledges of multi-marginalized people with disabilities, particularly BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color).

 

Light breakfast and boxed lunches will be available and included in the ticket. If you require any accommodations, including access to interpreters, food allergies, etc. please email your access needs and any concerns/questions to Disbayareainfo@gmail.com. Please attend fragrance-free.

 

This event i organized by a small team of disabled advocates and organizers, primarily queer BIPOC. We thank the World Institute on Disability and DIS National for their unwavering support with the event.

 

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dis-2018-bay-area-tickets-49771376527

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Partner: Tech Inclusion San Francisco
Oct
15
to Oct 17
SF

Partner: Tech Inclusion San Francisco

We are excited to partner with Tech Inclusion in San Francisco.

Join us Oct 15-17th to learn about solutions to Diversity & Inclusion.

Theme: Voices of Innovation

We’ll learn from diverse engineers building AI technology that solves global crises, augmented reality that bridges cultural divides, culture change initiatives that move teams to thrive as their best selves, angel and VC investment strategies that build generational wealth and a better world, public-private partnerships that erase digital divides and boost struggling local economies, children building new ways of tackling problems we haven’t yet solved, stories that can change the perception of a generation.

Enjoy 20% off your ticket by registering at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-inclusion-2018-tickets-45538440702?discount=Community-DiversabilitySF1820

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00
NYC

Outing: Basics of web accessibility and screen reader testing

  • Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you’re interested in learning the basics of digital accessibility and screen reader testing then join Walei Sabry at Intro to Web Accessibility this Thursday from 5:00 to 6:45 pm. The Mayors Office for People with Disabilities and Andrew Heiskell Library invite you to learn about website accessibility standards as well as basic techniques for testing a website using a screen reader. JAWS and NVDA will be used to demonstrate accessible and inaccessible web pages. To register or learn more visit the link! 

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Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30
NYC

Outing: Free Screening of "Take a Look at this Heart"

  • 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join NYC community members for a free screening of "Take a Look at this Heart". The film is about love, sexuality and the human bond within the disabled community. It follows 17 unique individuals in their struggles with confidence and experiences with unconditional love.

Read more at the site!

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Outing: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour
Sep
9
3:00 PM15:00
NYC

Outing: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour

Join a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. Following the tour, participants are invited to join us for light refreshments in the Sky Room, which features panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The tour is free with preregistration and includes museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here.

If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and the tour is sold out, please email tours@newmuseum.org and we will do our best to accommodate you. A limited number of spaces are available for ASL students; please email to reserve your space.

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Outing: 2018 OHMI Conference and Awards
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Outing: 2018 OHMI Conference and Awards

  • The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ability for full and undifferentiated participation in music for people with physical disabilities is a subject only recently receiving attention. Hosted by the OHMI
Trust, in collaboration with Birmingham City University and Queen Mary University
of London, this conference aims to share knowlege and stimulate developments in
instrument design and provision.

The conference will bring together current multi-disciplinary researchers, disabled
musicians, teachers, charities, funders, and government agencies. Recently developed
instrument designs will also be demonstrated.


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Outing: A Most Inclusive Massivemuse
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Outing: A Most Inclusive Massivemuse

Of the many values Groupmuse seeks to uphold as they carry forth our mission, preeminent among them is that of inclusivity. So much of what they do is oriented around how to make this classical music a music truly for everyone — and how to cultivate an experience that is evocative and powerful on a level that is below words and that transcends the barriers that maintain the illusion of separation.

So when the prospect of throwing a Massivemuse as the opening act of the first ever 2018 Philadelphia Inclusive Arts Festival, co-organized by Groupmuse Philadelphia’s own Davinica Nemtzow, they really had no choice but to jump on it.

In Davinica’s own words, “September 6-9 will be jam-packed with art workshops, panel discussions, and community building all across our City of Brotherly Love. The goal of the festival is to highlight creative work from people of all backgrounds and abilities while encouraging each other to be inclusive allies."
You can learn more about the fest here: https://www.picatic.com/piaf18

For our September 6th overture to the Festival, they’ll be gathering the workshop of the legendary BOK -- the once-vocational school, now community art space, bar, and so much more. And they’ve enlisted the gifts of the Madkoi Quartet, who’ve prepared a program that spans the globe and includes voices that have for so long been left out of the classical canon — including a gorgeous string quartet by Florence Price an early 20th century figure who served as the first African-American woman to have a composition played by a major orchestra — a stunning accomplishment for a person who died a decade before the Civil Rights Act passed.

The evening is B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.Floor.Pillow.Or.Picnic.Blanket as the space is splendid but raw. Tickets are $20, but we understand that not everyone is able to afford that price point and we want you to be able to join them regardless of your financial situation. If that’s where you’re at, please email Davinica at davinica@groupmuse.com and we'll find an arrangement that works for you. 

Can’t wait to celebrate a City of Brotherly Love that has space for everyone with all of you!

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Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30
SF

Outing: DREDF celebrates 39 years of disability activism

Honoring The New York Times Disability Series and Media Pioneers Mainstream Magazine, Disability Rag/Ragged Edge, and On a Roll Radio

Location: Ed Roberts Campus Atrium 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA.


About DREDF

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is a leading national civil rights law and policy center committed to a world where all people live full and independent lives free of discrimination. Founded in 1979 in Berkeley, CA by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, DREDF continues to promote equal citizenship and full integration of people with disabilities into the mainstream of community life. 39th Anniversary event proceeds will safeguard the economic security, safety, and dignity of children and adults with disabilities by improving access to healthcare, public benefits, transportation, digital and streaming video, and education through our legal, policy, and parent advocacy work. DREDF is a tax-exempt organization with a 501(c)3 number 94-2620758.


If you would like to attend but don’t have the financial ability to do so email itischer@dredf.org or call 510-644-2555 ext. 5241.

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Outing: Influencers. The Untold.
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

Outing: Influencers. The Untold.

One of our community partners is hosting an event this week on influencers! Please email info@mydiversability.com to reserve your tickets if you would like to attend.

More information below: 

What is influence really? Can you grow your influence without selling your soul? And can you leverage the power of other influencers to your benefit?
Behind every pretty picture, there's another story, the "unpixelated" truth. 

You'll be getting the inside scoop on what makes someone an influencer, including the current influencer marketing landscape and how your brand can hold its own in its respective sector.

Plus, we'll be joined by successful influencers by our rockstar panelists:

Featured Guest
Larissa Larz Mental Health Advocate and Creator of @thehalfstory(Featured in Good Morning America).


Insider highlights include:

  1. How to grow your following without sacrificing who you are

  2. How to sustain a deep connection with your audience

  3. Why collaborations are good for your growth

Learn how these influencers have intelligently embraced social media to reach their audience and sustain a deep connection.

Visit them: http://firedashmedia.com/

*Doors open at 6:00pm. ID required to enter. Light refreshments will be served.

*Space is limited. Purchase your tickets asap!

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Partner: Equal Pay Day Coalition
Aug
7
2:00 PM14:00

Partner: Equal Pay Day Coalition

This year’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is being observed on Tuesday, August 7th. On that day, at 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET/11:00 am-12:00 noon PT, Equal Pay Today and women's rights, labor and racial justice advocates nationwide will join our Social Media Storm using #BlackWomensEqualPay and #DemandMore. See www.blackwomensequalpayday.org for updates and resources (including graphics).

When compared to White, non-Hispanic men, Black/African American women earn only $.63 (cents) on the $1. This means the typical Black woman must work until August 2018 to be paid what the typical White man was paid at the end of December 2017. Learn more in our Preliminary Toolkit.

We are challenging all who support equal pay for Black women and all women to #DemandMore at work, as a consumer, and at the ballot box.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
 
1st - Spread the word by sharing our Save the Date and Facebook event, and/or creating your own Twitter, Facebook or Instagram post using the graphics found in the Preliminary Toolkit. Scroll below for a sample of those graphics and share with your communications team. Please also forward this email to your partners to help us spread the word!
 
2nd -- If you are an organization, consider serving as an official co-sponsor. Join us using the Black Women's Equal Pay Day Social Media Storm Co-Sponsorship Form. (There is no financial requirement. We will add partners on a rolling basis, but we will begin sharing our list of co-sponsors tomorrow, so please be on the first list.)
 
3rd -- Contribute to the Toolkit by July 31st or let us know about an event you are planning. Submit via the Black Women's Equal Pay Day Event Notice & Toolkit Submissions Form (NOTE: Review the form before drafting materials so you have a sense of what we are looking for.)
 
4th -- Participate on Tuesday, August 7th at 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET/11:00 am-12:00 noon PT using #BlackWomensEqualPay and #DemandMore. 

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Outing: Chicago Storytelling Event
Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

Outing: Chicago Storytelling Event

  • Bucktown - Wicker Park Chicago Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interested in a night of storytelling, arts and poetry? Join Suffering the Silence in the Chicago leg of their speaking tour! Our Digital Content Manager will be MCing and hosting an open mic night for people with chronic illnesses, mental illnesses, and disabilities at the Chicago Public Library. It is completely free, and all are welcome -- regardless of diagnosis (or lack thereof). For more info, email Katy at katyinprint@gmail.com!

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Outing: Sick Chicks Sisterhood & Sexuality Summit
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00
LA

Outing: Sick Chicks Sisterhood & Sexuality Summit

This summit is a huge step in Sick Chicks' mission to bring sisterhood, empowerment, and advocacy to your backyard. They will be hosting multiple educational panels featuring experts on reproductive care and healthy relationships, with a focus on providing young women with varying illnesses and disabilities the tools they need to advocate for their reproductive rights. This event will be a safe place to learn and ask questions, regardless of ability, sex, gender identity, et al. Our body-positive, inclusive and accessible environment is the perfect place to connect with fellow Sick Chick Sisters! 


Ages 13 and up are invited to attend; parental discretion is advised as we will be covering sensitive topics - content warning: sexual health, reproductive care, pregnancy, IVF, unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, consent, etc.

They will be hosting a drive for I Support The Girls at the event and ask that you bring in unopened boxes of menstrual hygiene products as well as bras in good condition.

Can't make it? Our event will be live streamed and archived online for those unable to attend in person.

Early Bird: $5, Standard: $10, and At the Door: $15

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Partner: Link20 SF
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30
SF

Partner: Link20 SF

 LINK20 is coming to the Bay Area!

Join us and other activists for an evening of networking as we launch LINK20 in the Bay Area.

There will be food, networking, and an opportunity to learn about LINK20’s work and how to get involved.

Attached, please find a flyer with the details. Please RSVP to Meir@Rudermanfoundation.org

Hope to see you there with us!

LINK20 – an initiative of the Ruderman Family Foundation -  is a social movement led by a network of activists, with and without disabilities, who are passionate about disability inclusion and want to make a change. LINK20’s goals are to raise awareness on disability inclusion issues and strengthen leadership skills of its members.

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Outing: Marin County ADA Celebration
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00
SF

Outing: Marin County ADA Celebration

Join the Marin County Disability Access Program, the Marin Disability Awareness and Workplace Networking group, and the Marin Center for Independent Living to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the legacy of people with disabilities being recognized as whole persons with full membership in human society.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations or alternative formats, please call (415) 473-4381 (voice), CRS 711, or email at disabilityaccess@marincounty.org.

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Outing: Far From The Tree Movie Screening
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Outing: Far From The Tree Movie Screening

Join Diversability community members at a screening of Far From The Tree, a new film based off the best-selling novel on July 19th. The director, Rachel Dretzin, and writer, Andrew Solomon, will be there to answer questions following the event. RSVP at nypl.org/events

Other showings: You can also screen the movie and meet Dretzin and Solomon the following evening (7/20) and 7/21 at the IFC Center. The tickets to this event are not free like the one on the 19th, but you can buy tickets on the IFC Center's site for a reasonable price. The more people that see the film in the box office, the more likely it is to take off in theaters across the country.

More showings in other cities to come soon!

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_1bVhenzZ0

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Outing: Managing a career with a disability
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00
NYC

Outing: Managing a career with a disability

  • NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center, Ground Floor Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join NYU rehab specialists in learning how to return to a career following disability. 

5-5:30 p.m. -- Registration

5:30- 6:15 p.m. -- Presentations by two rehabilitation experts

6:15-6:45 p.m. -- Q&A

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to RuskRSVP@nyumc.org or call 212-263-6952

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Partner: NOURISH YOURSELF & FLOURISH YOUR BUSINESS: SUMMER

Allow yourself a moment to listen, learn, and connect. Learn to take a break and have a mental reset before entering the second half of summer.

Start by hearing a story by Sara Weinreb about the intersection of health and entrepreneurship, the struggles, and ways to progress in a positive manner.  Next they have a guided mediation with both group and hands-on work by Reiki Master Kelly Keefe.  The event concludes with networking, holistic beverages, treats, and other ways to bring wellness and peace into your work and entrepreneurship.

Email hello@therisejourney.com with any questions! 

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Diversability at NYC Disability Pride Parade
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00
NYC

Diversability at NYC Disability Pride Parade

ROUTE CHANGE: Please note that the parade route this year has been reversed from the usual route and will now be starting in Madison Square Park marching down Broadway to Union Square Park. 

Please read the information below for updated parade details: 

Lineup begins July 15 at 10:00AM at Madison Square Park
Parade march begins 11:00AM
The parade will end at Union Square where there will be a Disability Pride Festival. The festival will include music, food, information booths and an area for kids and families. 
The festival will take place in Union Square Park from 11:30AM - 3:30PM

Commissioner Victor Calise of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Mike LeDonne of Disability Pride NYC and Elisabeth Axel of Art Beyond Sight are inviting you to be part of the fun and action at the 2018 New York City Disability Pride Parade and Festival. This year, we are aiming to make the parade bigger and better than ever! 

On Sunday, July 15 at 11:00AM we will be marching from Madison Square Park to Union Square Park. At the end of the march we will be continuing our celebration with a post-parade festival and entertainment, which will include food, live music and informational booths.

This year, let’s take the pride, resolve and future in our hands. The thriving starts with us, united through our mutual sharing and respect. 

Complete this form to join Diversability's group at the NYC Disability Pride Parade: https://goo.gl/forms/WPQDdr7nPNHZFgWW2

If you are unable to join us in person due to illness/disability, we're partnering with Suffering The Silence's #MarchingWithMe to pair you with one of our marchers! Sign up as a SUPPORTER at http://www.sufferingthesilence.com/marching-with-me

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Outing: Support Rachel Ungerer's painting on display
Jul
9
to Jul 31
SF

Outing: Support Rachel Ungerer's painting on display

Community member Rachel Ungerer's painting will be on display at Spark Arts in California next month, 7/9-7/31. Through an arts and accessibility grant, she was given the opportunity to paint again! This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles. Come out to support her by dropping by the gallery between those dates!

Reception: 7/31 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Jun
29
8:30 AM08:30
SF

Outing: Disability Allyship Forum

Hosted by Salesforce

Twenty percent of the population has a disability and yet representation of disability in the workplace is limited at best. Join this forum to find out more about disability experience in the workplace and how to show up as an ally at your company.

This will be a safe space for everyone to engage and learn from one another without judgement.  Attendance is limited to 100, so register soon!

https://www.picatic.com/BGFFDA2018

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Partner: Tech Inclusion New York #TechInclusion2018
Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00
NYC

Partner: Tech Inclusion New York #TechInclusion2018

Diversability is excited to be partnering with Tech Inclusion New York for the third year!

This is our third annual Tech Inclusion New York, convening the tech industry to focus on solutions to diversity and inclusion!

Our theme this year is “Voices of Innovation” - featuring diverse, underrepresented voices building the innovative technologies and cultures of our future. Join us for a full day of keynotes, panel discussions, solo talks and an interactive session focusing on inclusive innovation across the tech ecosystem.

Spend the day learning new solutions, meeting diverse people who care, being stretched in a safe environment, and gaining new tools and strength to advocate for change. Then join us for Happy Hour in the evening to network, debrief and unwind.

Register here for a 20% discount as part of the Diversability community: https://tech-inclusion-new-york-conference-2018.eventbrite.com?discount=TInydiversability20

Volunteer to attend for free: https://techinclusion.co/volunteer/

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Outing: San Francisco Accessibility Tour
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00
SF

Outing: San Francisco Accessibility Tour

San Francisco has long been a city that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, and it served as a beacon when the independent living movement for individuals with disabilities was established in the Bay Area in the late 1960s. But more than half a century later, how inclusive has it really become? Take an informed tour of locations across the inclusivity range and learn what it takes to live in the city with a disability. Generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and co-presented by The Kelsey.

Mobile wireless headphone technology provided by Sound Off.

Tickets are $10 and location will be announced after registration.

 

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Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00
SF

Outing: Asian Arts Museum hosting a community charrette

  • 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Asian Art Museum has recently formed an internal Accessibility Taskforce
with members of staff working toward creating a more accessible and inclusive
museum for individuals and diverse groups of people. We want to hear your
perspectives so we can learn from you; your stories will help shape our short and
long-term accessibility strategy.


To hear your stories, the Accessibility Taskforce is launching a new initiative to
engage a cross-section of the diverse, Bay Area disability community. As the focus
of this initiative, the museum is hosting a series of quarterly “Community
Charrettes”, which provide staff the opportunity to learn about your experiences
both in the Asian Art Museum and other museums you’ve visited.


Although they know that access is a complex process and what works for one group
may not work for another, we are committed to listening to your feedback and
striving to improve the museum experience for visitors with a wide range of
disabilities.


Objectives of the Community Charrettes:
 Hear stories about and insights into the AAM guest experience from a
broad range of perspectives. The focus may include: way-finding and
navigation; staff awareness and cultural competencies; digital technology;
labels; programmatic offerings
 Expand museum offerings for disability communities. For example:
o Tours (self-guided audio tours, descriptive and tactile tours, ASL-
interpreted)
o Graphics standards (labels, way-finding, font size)
o Exhibition/rotation design

o Programs that consider disability
 Improve the museum guest experience for all visitors


To accomplish these objectives, four Community Charrettes are being scheduled
over the next year. For these charrettes, the Accessibility Taskforce is inviting
members of the different disability communities to the Asian Art Museum for
solutions-based listening tours through our galleries and public spaces.


The first Community Charrette was held in April and we had a great response
from the people who participated. We hope you join us for the next charrette,
which will be held from 12–4 PM on Wednesday, June 20. The third charrette is
scheduled for a Saturday in September so we may accommodate anyone unable
to attend weekend workshops.


Snacks and ASL interpretation are provided. Please use the contact information
below to request other accommodations. Charrettes will be held at the Asian Art
Museum and free admission will be provided to all participants.


Space is limited; registration required. All participants must register by emailing or
calling Allison Wyckoff, 415-581-3666; awyckoff@asianart.org. They will create a
waitlist and prioritize anyone who didn’t get a spot for one of the next Charrettes.
Please contact them with questions!

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Outing: Climb and BBQ Benefit
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00
NYC

Outing: Climb and BBQ Benefit

Time to get outside for climbing and BBQs! Adaptive Climbing Group invites you to a BBQ and climb benefit to raise funds for their competitive team heading to USA Climbing Adaptive Nationals competition on June 23. Ticket includes climbing pass at NYC Outward Bound, food and drink. Vegetarian options are available. 

If you are a person with a disability and have climbing and other mobility questions please email us at acgny@bkbf.org

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Outing: Disability Pride Parade PA
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Outing: Disability Pride Parade PA

Join us at the disability pride parade in Philadelphia on June 16th, 2018. Supported by the Mayor's Commission for People with Disabilities, this is a great opportunity to show off your disability pride. For more info, contact Vicki at disabilitypridepa@gmail.com or visit www.disabilitypridephiladelphia.com 

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Catalyst Conversations with Tiffany Yu
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30
SF

Catalyst Conversations with Tiffany Yu

Women Catalysts is thrilled to host a fireside chat with Tiffany Yu, the founder of award-winning social enterprise Diversability. Diversability is  on a mission to get more people talking and thinking about disability as a core part of the diversity conversation.

What exactly is a disability? How can we be better informed and more inclusive? What does it mean to be any ally? Let's talk about it.

At Diversability, Tiffany works to unite the disability community, engage allies, and celebrate disability pride and empowerment. We'd love for you to be part of the conversation. 

100% of ticket sales for this event support the wonderful work of SheLift. SheLift is a 501 (c)3 organization that empowers girls with physical differences to improve self-acceptance and confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship. 

Tickets: https://catalystconversationstiffanyyu.splashthat.com/

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Outing and Online: Conversation with Disability Rights Researcher Kriti Sharma
Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Outing and Online: Conversation with Disability Rights Researcher Kriti Sharma

Worldwide one billion individuals have a disability. Many people with disabilities experience a range of barriers to education, health care and other basic services and are subjected to violence and discrimination. Many of these human rights abuses are a result of entrenched stigma and a lack of community-based services essential to ensuring their rights, including under the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. How do we change this?

Kriti Sharma is a researcher in the disability rights division at Human Rights Watch. Her research focuses on human rights violations against persons with disabilities worldwide. She has investigated shackling and abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities in Indonesia, the neglect of people with disabilities in the crisis in the Central African Republic, and institutionalization and violence against women and girls with disabilities in India. Kriti holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and a BA in International & Comparative Politics, History & Social Sciences with a minor in International Law from the American University of Paris. She speaks Hindi and French.

To join via phone: Dial +1.408.740.7256 and enter the conference ID: 293434697

Please RSVP to Inanna Craig-Morse at craigmi@hrw.org or +1 415 801 7298

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Partner: "Take A Look At This Heart" Film Screening - SF Premiere
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Partner: "Take A Look At This Heart" Film Screening - SF Premiere

Join Diversability and our friends at AbleThrive for a free screening and the San Francisco premiere of "Take A Look At This Heart," a documentary film about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disability community. 

Come see the San Francisco premiere of Take A Look At This HeartBen Duffy's latest documentary film about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disability community. The film takes you on a journey into the lives of 17 very unique people; some with disabilities and the partners who love them, others struggling to get by in a world that seems to often overlook them. In exploring the confidence and unconditional love that these humans have for themselves and each other, you may begin to question your own notions on life, love, and what it means to really feel in every sense of the word.

Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXpAU9w8pcs

Sexuality has traditionally been a taboo topic when it comes to disability, but this film brings people with disabilities to the forefront to share their stories. 

Join us for a screening of the film, with refreshments and some time to mix and mingle. All are welcome! 

6:00pm Doors Open
6:15pm Film Starts
7:45 Time to Mix and Mingle

Free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-a-look-at-this-heart-sf-premiere-tickets-46090980363

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Outing: Breaking the Silence Storytelling Event
May
31
7:00 PM19:00
NYC

Outing: Breaking the Silence Storytelling Event

  • The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Suffering the Silence for a night of storytelling featuring stories from the chronic illness community!

Event Information: 

  • Free admission
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Event begins at 7pm
  • Please show Photo ID at the front desk

Accessibility Information:

  • Two elevators to the 2nd floor
  • Two wheelchair accessible restroom
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Diversability Unplugged: On Allyship - Lightning Talks
May
31
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Diversability Unplugged: On Allyship - Lightning Talks

 Image description: blue overlay on a rectangular image of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the top right, text in blue "On Allyship". Underneath, a blue bar with white text "Thursday, May 31 | 6-8pm PT | ThoughtWorks SF"

Image description: blue overlay on a rectangular image of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the top right, text in blue "On Allyship". Underneath, a blue bar with white text "Thursday, May 31 | 6-8pm PT | ThoughtWorks SF"

What does it mean to be an ally? How has an ally helped you?

When we found out our friend Melinda Epler from Change Catalyst (we have been a proud community partner of the Tech Inclusion events) was going to be giving a talk on allyship next month, we wanted to give her a platform to practice her talk and give others the opportunity to share their thoughts as well.

Speakers (in alphabetical order):

  1. Matthew Cahill, Founder, The Percipio Company
  2. Brittany Déjean, Founder & CEO of AbleThrive
  3. Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO, Change Catalyst
  4. Corey Ponder, Privacy Program Manager, Facebook
  5. Charu Sharma, CEO, NextPlay.ai

This event is open to the public so invite your friends. People of all abilities and from all communities are invited and welcome.

Tickets: http://onallyship.eventbrite.com

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May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Outing: Ruderman Foundation dinner and workshop

Come to the Ruderman Foundation's FREE Dinner & Workshop!

Topic: How to Better Engage your Audiences
Date: Wednesday, May 30th
Time: 5:30pm - 8pm
Location: Ruderman Family Foundation - 2150 Washington St #225, Newton, MA 02462

To RSVP email Meir@RudermanFoundation.org and include any accommodations or allergies!

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