Diversability

Disability is Diversity

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

Partner: Close the Camps
Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00
SF

Partner: Close the Camps

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calling all Fat people, all Disabled people, all Seniors, all our loved ones, and anyone who has experienced being separated, shut away, controlled, disposed of, incarcerated in prisons, nursing homes, fat camps, psych institutions, or generally told they are the problem for society’s woes to UNITE in solidarity with migrants. Together we demand an end to the brutal treatment of migrants, an end to concentration camps, and an end to ICE. We know Disabled POC are at greater risk for incarceration and deportation. And we know that part of disability justice means we must absolutely hold community members whose impairments are created intentionally as a result of state terror, incarceration, border policing, war, and so many tools of domination. As Disabled and Fat people of many communities, we know and therefore must insist:

NO BODY IS DISPOSABLE!

WE ARE RESILIENT AND STILL HERE!

WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE ERASURE OF IMMIGRANTS!

Join us in person if you can, outside the ICE office in San Francisco, 630 Sansome St. If you can, wear an outfit that celebrates your resiliency or the resiliency of your community. (Whatever creative interpretation this means to you.) Just like we refuse to be pushed away and forgotten about, we refuse to let go of our people incarcerated in the camps. Bring signs, chants, friends, your precious sacred bodies, and your vital spirit of resistance, resilience and solidarity.

We’ll post ideas in the Facebook event discussion for actions folks can also do in support: from home, from bed, etc. If you need support getting to the action please post that on the event page or by contacting us. We strongly encourage people to form crews/squads if that makes sense for you or your org; we have found as disabled and fat activists this is often the best way to combat isolation and for individuals to get needs met in public.


ACCESS:
This action is on a public sidewalk in a flat area. It’s 6-8 blocks from BART. We are investigating nearby parking and transportation. We will have ASL interpreters. More access details to come.

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Partner: Tech Inclusion SF 2019
Sep
11
to Sep 12
SF

Partner: Tech Inclusion SF 2019

We are excited to be a partner at San Francisco’s Tech Inclusion again this year! The conference will take place on Wednesday, September 11th to Thursday, September 12th. The theme this year is equity, empowerment and allyship. Tickets start at $299, but can be purchased for 20% off at this link.

We have 2 guest tickets (valued at $299-499) if you are interested in attending and the cost is prohibitive to you. To be considered for a guest ticket, email info@mydiversability.com on what Tech Inclusion means to you AND which speaker/session you are most excited about and we'll select the attendees later this month.

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Outing: Limb Loss Education Day
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Outing: Limb Loss Education Day

Join us for a day of learning from great presenters, meeting new friends over lunch, trying out adaptive activities AND experiencing a great exhibit area of prosthetic products and services.

Registration is FREE. On-site registration is also available; however, we encourage you to register in advance in order to save your spot and ensure we have enough lunches for everyone. Questions? Call 888/267-5669 or email lled@amputee-coalition.org.

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Outing: Superfest Disability Film Festival
Oct
12
to Oct 13
SF

Outing: Superfest Disability Film Festival

  • Berkeley Freight and Savage and SF Contemporary Jewish Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Superfest International Disability Film Festival is the longest running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970 it has become an eagerly anticipated international event—co-hosted by San Francisco's Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State. For more than 30 years, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens. Superfest is one of the few festivals worldwide that is accessible to disabled filmgoers of all kinds. 


When: October 12 at Berkeley Freight and Salvage & October 13 at SF Contemporary Jewish Museum


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Outing: Neurodiversity in the Workplace National Conference
Nov
7
to Nov 8
DC

Outing: Neurodiversity in the Workplace National Conference

Join to learn how Fortune 500 companies and other employers, large and small, are partnering with community resources, higher education, and state agencies to build more inclusive hiring programs that deliver business results. Experts will share their best practices, model programs and strategies to hire, train and manage uniquely talented individuals with autism and other neurological differences.

When: 11/7, 8 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET and 11/8, 8 a.m. ET to 1:30 p.m. ET

Where: BWI Airport Marriott

Registration Fee: $275

Accessibility: ASL interpretation, large print text, wheelchair access, allergy support, service animals welcome

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Outing: This is Now: Haben Girma
Aug
21
7:30 PM19:30
SF

Outing: This is Now: Haben Girma

Haben Girma, daughter of refugees and the first Deafblind woman to graduate from Harvard Law, has been honored for her activist work by President Obama, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and more. In August, she visits with award winning journalist Angie Coiro to share her life story.

Riddled with laughter, warmth, inspiring perspective, and hair-raising incidents of world-travel, don’t miss this discussion of Haben.

Raised by two Eritrean refugee parents who survived a 30-year war, Haben learned to value courage and community early. In her lifetime so far, she has traveled the globe, mastered non-visual techniques for navigating both salsa and the electric saw, climbed an iceberg and faced a bull, and attained the prestigious degree that helps her advocate for increased access and equity for disabled persons. She does this all, joyfully, using innovations that allow her to move readily through abled spaces as a deaf and blind woman.

Haben accepts no limits to the future of herself or others. With guts, humor, and wisdom, she insists:

Disability is an opportunity for innovation. Inclusion is a choice. Can we build a stronger community and better world for everyone through these ideas? Visit Kepler's on August 21st to join in that hope.


If you are a guest attending this event and need disability accommodations, please contact events@keplers.org at your earliest possible convenience. Please include the name and section in which tickets were purchased, the number of guests attending, and complete information about the accommodations needed, along with a contact number at which you can be reached.

Tickets to Kepler’s Literary Foundation events are not tax-deductible. Tax deductible donations can be made online at keplers.org/donate

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Outing: Advocating for Access in the Arts: Community Spotlight on the Asian Art Museum
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Outing: Advocating for Access in the Arts: Community Spotlight on the Asian Art Museum

  • Asian Art Museum (Koret Education Center) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Bay Area Arts Access Collective, The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State, and The Bind Posse are co-hosting a panel and open conversation in connection to the Asian Art Museum's Access and Inclusion Tasforce and their accessibility efforts.

Program Description: This workshop will explore opportunities and strategies for making exhibitions and museums more accessible for visitors with disabilities at the physical, virtual, and cultural level, with the aim to go beyond compliance and instead celebrate the important perspective disabled people bring to our world. In the last two years, the Asian Art Museum has made such an effort. This event seeks to share lessons learned from the perspective of both Asian Art Museum staff and the disabled community members (The Blind Posse and community workshop participants), whose expertise made this progress possible, while also providing details of access features now available. With an open conversation about the progress made, the challenges faced, and the work ahead, this event seeks to engage arts & culture professionals, arts funders, and enthusiasts, with a call to action for further collaboration and activism to support museums that seek to go beyond compliance. 

Panelists and hosts include:

Allison Wyckoff, Director of External and Community Programs, Asian Art Museum

Andrew Lau, Digital Project Director, Asian Art Museum

Cecile Puretz, Co-Founder of the Bay Area Arts Access Collective (BAAAC), and Access and Community Engagement Manager at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Deborah Clearwaters, Director of Education and Interpretation, Asian Art Museum

Emily Beitiks, Assistant Director of the Paul. K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State

Georgina Kleege, Author, Access Consultant, and Professor at UC Berkeley

Indra Mungal, Senior Educator for Public Programs, Asian Art Museum

Josh Halstead, Design Educator and Disability Advocate

Stanley Yarnell, Founder of the Blind Posse

And additional Disability Community Charrette participants to be announced.

Event Accessibility:

  • The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users, those who use mobility devices, and visitors who need to avoid stairs.

  • Parking: A white zone for visitor drop-off/pick-up is located on Larkin Street in front of the museum entrance. Limited accessible parking spaces can be found along Fulton and Larkin streets.

  • ASL interpretation and CART real-time captioning will be available

  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on every level.

  • Welcoming environment for service animals.

  • Scent-Free Event: All BAAAC events are scent-free; please refrain from wearing products with fragrance such as perfume, cologne and lotion.

To request additional accommodations, please contact the Asian Art Museum ADA Coordinator 415-581-3598 (Relay calls welcome) or communityengagament@asianart.org

For more questions about this program contact Allison Wyckoff awyckoff@asianart.org or 415-581-3666

For more information on accessibility at the Asian Art Museum (including directions, parking, restrooms, and more) visit: http://www.asianart.org/visit/accessibility.

Cost: This event is FREE, please RSVP to save your spot by emailing bayareaartsaccess@thecjm.org or registering through Eventbrite.

Location: Koret Center (1st floor). Volunteers will be positioned at the entrance near the admissions desk to assist with wayfinding.


Image description: Black bold text "Advocating for the Arts: A Panel & Community Spotlight on the Asian Art Museum Access & Inclusion Taskforce." The "Advocating for Access in the Arts" is set against a pink background and the remainder of the title is set against a warm yellow background. Design by Isabelle Smeall.

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Partner: When We Walk
Aug
3
2:30 PM14:30
NYC

Partner: When We Walk

WHEN WE WALK documents director Jason DaSilva’s struggle to parent as primary progressive multiple sclerosis changes his health, his family life, and his independence. We journey with DaSilva and his family as he faces the challenges and trials of the American healthcare system and how this has effects on his activism, filmmaking, and his personal life.

We have two free tickets available for a community members interested in writing a review on our blog. Email katy@mydiversability.com for more information. We also have a discount code for all community members. Use the code DIVxAAIFF42 for 20% off!

The showing is on August 3rd at 2:30 p.m. The film lasts 77 minutes, and tickets are $16 (before the discount).

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Outing: Houston Abilities Expo
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Outing: Houston Abilities Expo

The Houston Abilities Expo brings you out-of-this-world opportunities. It could be the products and tech. It could be the chance to play sled hockey or dance with Auti Angel. It could be the workshops or connections you make with others in the disability community. It's free so join others and register today.

Accessibility: Braille and large text available, CART service and sign language available, service animals allowed, scooters and wheelchairs available for rent.

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Jul
29
8:30 PM20:30

Outing: Who Dis?! A Disability Variety Show

Who Dis?! A Disability Variety Show is held the last monday of every month at iO Chicago, 1501 N Kingsbury Ave, Chicago, IL from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM CT.

Each month, a variety of comedic performers from the mental health, chronic illness, and disability communities take the stage at iO to benefit various local organizations doing the work to support said communities. The performers have the chance to showcase their talents first, and at the end there is talk back where the audience finds out "Who Dis?!" and we learn how art and disability intersect and influence. They also chat about inclusion and support in and effort to educate our audiences about their needs and support.

ADA Compliant Accessibility, no ASL or AD at the time: looking for help in offering and providing those services.

Contact: whodisvarietyshow@gmail.com for more information

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Outing: Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium & Awards
Jul
25
1:00 PM13:00
DC

Outing: Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium & Awards

TASH is celebrating those who have made history in the disability field, and who have worked tirelessly in the legal field for equity, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities. TASH is pleased to announce the third annual Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner, to be held on Thursday, July 25 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC. A half-day symposium will explore then intersections between Diversity, Disability, and the Law followed by a reception and dinner to honor Barbara Ransom for her exceptional leadership in disability law.

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Outing: Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase: Sex, Love, & Thirst Traps
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00
NYC

Outing: Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase: Sex, Love, & Thirst Traps

Join us in celebrating disabilities pride week in this accessible comedy show (with live captioning & audio description) featuring hilarious, diverse, intersectional comedians with disabilities as they dive into love, sex, & thirst traps.

Featuring: Tracey Starin Kelli Dunham Mike Favor Sammie James Ryan Haddad Produced by Kyle Marian and Ian Goldstein.

This show will have audio description and live closed captioning. QED is an accessible performance space. The entrance, audience seating, performance stage, and bathroom are all on ground level. To request a seat for accommodation or for any other specific needs, please contact academicstandup@gmail.com. Access support for The Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Diversability at the Chicago Disability Pride Parade

For the first time, Diversability will be participating in the Chicago Disability Pride Parade. The Parade will be held on Saturday, July 20th. The parade begins at 11 am with lineup at 10 am. Lineup is to be announced, but it will take place in downtown Chicago. The parade is an opportunity to march with and represent Diversability and to make connections with other members of the disability community. Accessibility needs will be met as long as they are submitted by July 7th. Our form to register is open until July 12th and can be found below. Please contact our Digital Content Manager Katy at katy@mydiversability.com with any questions/concerns.

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Outing: ReelAbilities Chicago | Disability Shorts: Life Stages
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Outing: ReelAbilities Chicago | Disability Shorts: Life Stages

  • Sulzer Regional Library, Chicago Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ReelAbilities Film Festival Chicago is dedicated to sharing the human experience of disability through art and film. The 2019 theme is "Diversify Diversity" with the goal of increasing disability representation and inclusiveness in media and all aspects of our city.


Explore disability across the lifespan with three short films.

“I Don’t Care” (14min), a mother-to-be faces the possibility of having a child with Down syndrome.

“Intimacy” (19min) The experimental film depicts a first date between a deaf woman and a blind man, experienced through their alternating perspectives.

“Have No Fear” (23min) depicts a day in the life of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, experiencing nearly everything for the first time.

RUNTIME:
56 minutes
FACILITATED DISCUSSION:
7:00PM

All films are closed captioned. A facilitated discussion will follow; ASL Interpretation available.


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Outing: Brain Injury Camp
Jul
15
to Jul 21

Outing: Brain Injury Camp

  • North Skookum Campground LLC, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Prepare to be inspired, laugh, have fun, be empowered, be understood, learn new tools for life and maybe make a friend or two. The 12th annual brain injury/disability Camp, the focus this year will be integration inclusion, independence and responsibility. Be part of a community that does not judge, open to possibilities in lives, people who dream big. You will be the normal after the week, you will feel like you are you. 

All Attendees must register and sign waiver if you have a past bill for meals it must be paid first meals must be purchased at least 2 weeks before the start of camp meals are optional but their will not be any food for you if you did not order it, so make sure you bring food if you did not order it

All attendees must be registered and registration be accepted, we are asking for those who can Donate a $20 fee help with materials for workshops and activities we provide for camp fires, cooking area, mess tent and have loaner tents and sleeping bags available (limited so first come first serve). Games, workshops, boat, floats and much more. Co-op meals will be available (groups of folks doing meals together).

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Diversability at NYC Disability Pride Parade
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00
NYC

Diversability at NYC Disability Pride Parade

Diversability will be participating in the NYC Disability Pride Parade again this year! The parade will take place on Sunday, July 14th in New York City. We hope that all community members in the area will join us for this event. We will have a photographer there to document the experience and will work to ensure that it is accessible to all. More details below.

When:

10 AM: Lineup begins in Madison Square

11 AM: The Parade begins and travels down Broadway to Union Square

12-3PM: Festivities after the parade are open to all in Union Square

Accessibility: We will be posting our signup form for community members this week. Within the form, you can request a guide if you require one. The route will be wheelchair friendly. We will do our best to ensure that the festivities are accessible and enjoyable for all.

What: The parade will highlight the community and creativity of the disability community. Festivities following the parade will include live music, food, and more.

The signup form will be posted later this week for all community members. We are additionally working to have opportunities available to virtually participate through Marching with Me. Stay tuned in the coming weeks!

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Outing: Accessibility in Our Digital and Physical World
Jul
11
8:30 AM08:30
NYC

Outing: Accessibility in Our Digital and Physical World

Everyone is welcome in New York City, and accessibility is essential to this ethos of inclusivity.

NYC & Company will host Victor Calise, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and Peter Slatin, Founder and President of Slatin Group LLC, which educates and trains hospitality and tourism industry professionals serving differently abled persons. They will be joined by several experts in the field for panels exploring both digital and physical accessibility for individuals and groups, and at events.

 

Guests will leave with actionable insights on how to be ADA-compliant and how to help people of all abilities navigate our nonstop city.

 

When: Thursday, July 11, 2019

8:30–9am  Arrivals and Registration 

9–10:30am  Program

Light refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited. Registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Outing: Disability, Inclusion, and Community Life: A Conversation in San Francisco
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00
SF

Outing: Disability, Inclusion, and Community Life: A Conversation in San Francisco

On June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court held in Olmstead v. L.C. that the segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination, and that people with disabilities have the right to live, work, and thrive in the community. Approaching the 20th anniversary of this monumental decision, we can point to progress and success—but there is still work to be done and conversations to be had.

Come join The Kelsey and Bay Area disability rights leaders Alice Wong, Leroy Moore, John Marble, and Micaela Connery to learn what's working, what's needed, and how you can promote inclusion where you live, work, and play.

They will serve light bites, and beer and wine.

Please reach out to Lindsay at lindsay@thekelsey.org with any questions or accomodations requests. We look forward to seeing you there!

Meet the Panelists

Alice Wong: Alice is a media maker, research consultant, and disability activist based in San Francisco, CA. She is the Founder of the Disability Visibility Project (DVP), an online community dedicated to creating, amplifying, and sharing disability media and culture. Alice is also a co-partner of #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people with Gregg Beratan and Andrew Pulrang. Alice is the editor of an upcoming anthology of essays by disabled people, Disability Visibility, coming out summer 2020 by Vintage Books.

You can find Alice on Twitter @SFdirewolf and @DisVisibility or https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/

Leroy F. Moore Jr.: Founder of the Krip-Hop Nation. Since the 1990s, has written the column "Illin-N-Chillin" for POOR Magazine. Moore is one of the founding member of National Black Disability and activist around police brutality against people with disabilities. Leroy has started and helped started organizations like Disability Advocates of Minorities Organiztion to Sins Invalid to Krip-Hop Nation. His cultural work includes film documentary, Where Is Hope, Police Brutality Against People with Disabilities, spoken-word CDs, poetry books and children’s book, Black Disabled Art History 101 published by Xochitl Justice Press. His upcoming graphic novel, Krip-Hop Graphic Novel Issue 1: Brown Disabled Young Woman Super Hereo Brings Disability Justice to Hip- Hop will be publish by Poor Press 2019. Moore has traveled internationally networking with other disabled activists and artists. More has wrote, sang and collaborated to do music videos on Black disabled men.

You can find Leory on Twitter @kriphopnation or www.kriphopnation.com

John Marble: From working in warehouses to inside the White House, John is someone who constantly questions and explores how we can improve systems in order to create better products, policy, and outcomes. John is passionate about research, innovation, diversity, and communicating complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by stakeholders and the public. From researching anti-poaching efforts alongside park rangers in the eastern Congo to being shipwrecked on an island for three days, he's also a bit of an adventurer. His curiosity and love of research has taken him around the world to better understand conflict resolution and disparate societies. John began his career as a journalist before transitioning into communications, research, and strategy. For most of the past eight years, he has served as a White House Presidential Appointee in the administration of President Barack Obama. There, he used his skills to identify patterns and problems on workforce and diversity issues as well as their solutions.

He is a Co-Founder of the Autism Advantage program which recruits, trains, places, and supports autistic talent in the technology sector and beyond. He is autistic.

You can find John on Twitter @JHMarble or www.pivotdiversity.com

Micaela Connery: Inspired by her cousin Kelsey, Micaela has worked on inclusion in communities her entire life. She has seen firsthand the housing shortage adults with developmental disabilities and their families face. She is CEO and Founder of The Kelsey, which exists to turn the challenge of disability housing into the opportunity of an inclusive community. The Kelsey is developing a fully inclusive mixed ability, mixed income community in San Jose with $11 million in city funding committed, are a finalist for a second site in San Francisco, and received seed funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support its organizing, advocacy, and community building efforts across the Bay Area.

Prior to The Kelsey, Micaela was the Founder and CEO of Unified Theater.

You can find Micaela on Twitter @MicaelaConnery and www.thekelsey.org

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Outing: When We Walk
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Outing: When We Walk

Join community members for a Q&A with filmmaker Jason DaSilva and Jane Buchanan, Deputy Director, Disability Rights Division, Human Rights Watch. Moderated by Josephine Livingstone, Critic, The New Republic. Closed Captioning and live transcription (CART) of the Q&A available.

New Yorker Jason DaSilva is facing the life-changing decision of whether to relocate to Austin, Texas to be closer to his young son who has moved with his mother following their recent divorce. Facing a rapidly progressing form of multiple sclerosis and experiencing a swift decline in his motor skills, Jason soon learns that the harsh restrictions of the US Medicaid system would prevent him from accessing the services he needs to live life as fully as possible, and from being the dad he wants to be for his young son. Left with this heart-aching choice, When We Walk, the follow-up to DaSilva’s Emmy Award-winning film When I Walk, reflects on Jason’s own childhood and relationship with his father, making his fight to keep his son resonate even more powerfully.

 

Closed Captioning and live transcription (CART) of the Q&A available. 

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Outing: When We Walk
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Outing: When We Walk

  • Film at Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join community members for a Q&A to follow with filmmaker Jason DaSilva and Carlos Rios-Espinosa, Senior Researcher, Disability Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. Closed Captioning and live transcription (CART) of the Q&A available.

New Yorker Jason DaSilva is facing the life-changing decision of whether to relocate to Austin, Texas to be closer to his young son who has moved with his mother following their recent divorce. Facing a rapidly progressing form of multiple sclerosis and experiencing a swift decline in his motor skills, Jason soon learns that the harsh restrictions of the US Medicaid system would prevent him from accessing the services he needs to live life as fully as possible, and from being the dad he wants to be for his young son. Left with this heart-aching choice, When We Walk, the follow-up to DaSilva’s Emmy Award-winning film When I Walk, reflects on Jason’s own childhood and relationship with his father, making his fight to keep his son resonate even more powerfully.

 

Closed Captioning and live transcription (CART) of the Q&A available. 

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Outing: No Barriers Summit Lake Tahoe 2019
Jun
13
to Jun 15
SF

Outing: No Barriers Summit Lake Tahoe 2019

Why Attend the No Barriers Summit?

* Opening Ceremony: Kick-off the event with renowned speakers and performances, as well as an overview on what to expect for the weekend.

* Experiential Activities: Try something new and break down your barriers. Our activities are fully adaptive and are created to push you to your limits and help you discover that What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.

* Community: Make 750 new friends and create your own rope-team of brave, collaborative and supportive explorers.

* Movies in the Mountains: Get inspired by two unparalleled documentaries and meet the amazing adventurers behind them.

* No Barriers LIVE: A fully-accessible event experience designed so you can hear, feel, touch and see music come to life; celebrate differences; and enjoy speakers and performances, including an amazing headlining act that you don’t want to miss!

The No Barriers Summit Tahoe is an intimate, collaborative and interactive experience that is limited to 750 attendees.

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Outing: Bike-On Cycle Clinic
Jun
11
to Jun 14
NYC

Outing: Bike-On Cycle Clinic

  • Outdoor Track, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join community members to try out a variety of hand cycles, recumbent foot cycles, and trikes. Bike-On will share a variety of adaptations for each cycle, and you can speak to professionals in the sport of adaptive cycling. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. Registration is required to Janelle Krantz CTRS at 914-597-2497.

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Diversability Unplugged: Entrepreneurs - lightning talks
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Diversability Unplugged: Entrepreneurs - lightning talks

Our signature event - Diversability Unplugged - returns, this time exploring disability and entrepreneurship through a series of lightning talks from founders with disabilities followed by a moderated discussion.

This event is hosted in partnership with the San Francisco Global Shapers and ThoughtWorks and people of all abilities and from all communities are invited and welcome.

Speakers (in alphabetical order):

  1. Dan Seider - Founder, Stigma

  2. Emon Shakoor - Jeddah Global Shaper // CEO & Founder, Blossom

  3. Danh Trang - Chief Business Officer, Breathe for Change

  4. Kwiri Yang - Palo Alto Global Shaper // CEO & Founder, LifeGyde

Master of Ceremonies: Joe Vasquez, San Francisco Global Shaper // Angel Investor

Agenda

  • 6:00 doors open

  • 6:30 talks begin

  • 7:10 discussion & Q&A

  • 7:30-8:00 wrap up and close

The cost of your ticket goes toward light bites/drinks and accessibility of the event. (If you or your company is interested in sponsoring these, please contact Tiffany at info@mydiversability.com.)

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible. There is also a gender-neutral bathroom at ThoughtWorks.

For additional accommodation requests, please email Tiffany at info@mydiversability.com by Monday, June 3.

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For questions or for more information, please contact:

  • Tiffany at info@mydiversability.com

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Outing: Disability Pride Week Philadelphia Full Calendar
Jun
10
to Jun 15

Outing: Disability Pride Week Philadelphia Full Calendar

Join Philadelphia for a week of disability pride celebration events from June 10th to June 15th. Below is the full event calendar.


June 10th: Disability Pride Flag Kickoff (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT)

Location: Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard, North Apron, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join others for the 3rd Annual Flag Raising at Philadelphia's City Hall! Attendees will honor their history by raising the National ADAPT flag to fly over City Hall for Disability Pride Week. Come out to kick off the 8th Annual Disability Pride Parade/Week with flag raising, live music, poetry, giveaways.


June 11th: Piss on Pity: The Story of ADAPT (5PM to 8 PM EDT)

Location: 100 S 12th St, 100 South 12th Street, Kline Institute on Trial Advocacy, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Doors open at 5 PM, snacks provided, movie begins @ 6 PM. Immediately following the movie we will have a Q&A with ADAPT members.

Piss on Pity explores the disability-rights movement's radical wing, a group called ADAPT, which has helped shape this country's disability-rights agenda since 1983. With unprecedented four years of access we bring you an inside look at the group that stormed Congress to pass the ADA, and again this year to defeat Medicaid-killing legislation. ADAPT has fought for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities for 34 years. The struggle continues.


June 12th: Arts in the Courtyard (11AM to 6PM EDT)

Location: 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, City Hall Courtyard

Join community members for food trucks, art for sale and show, music, and more! No RSVP required.


June 13th: Take a Look at This Heart Showing (5PM to 8:30PM EDT)

Location: Randall Theater in Annenberg Hall @ Temple University, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

A film about love, sexuality, and the human bond within the disabled community. 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.

Showing at Randall Theater @ Temple University during Disability PRIDE Week!! Doors open @ 5 PM, movie starts @ 6 PM, Q&A will begin right after movie.


June 15th: Disability Pride Parade & Celebration (10AM to 4PM EDT)

Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

Disability Pride Philadelphia, Inc. creates a FREE all-inclusive Parade and week-long Celebration (June 10-June 15, 2019) for Philadelphia and the surrounding areas to “Celebrating our Differences with our Communities and Allies.” As you may know, the overall mission of Disability Pride Week is to change the way that people the way that people think about and define “disability”; break down and end the internalized shame among people with disabilities; and to promote the belief in society that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take pride.

Disability Pride Philadelphia Week begins with a flag-raising kick off at City Hall on June 10th; and including artists with disabilities art market with an art project for everyone, movie screenings, happy hour, and more to be added. The week culminates with the Disability Pride Parade and Celebration at City Hall on June 15th. Having grown over the past seven years (last year we had over 60 sponsors), we expect this year’s events to be the biggest and best yet- all of which is possible through the generosity of our friends, sponsors, allies, and community partners.

Agenda:

10:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies...Flag raising ceremony, national anthem, speeches

10:45 AM

Disability Pride Parade...line up for start at parade

11:00 AM

Parade Kick Off

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebration at City Hall Courtyard...live music, food trucks, kids activities, informational market



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Outing: Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase
May
26
7:30 PM19:30
NYC

Outing: Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase

The Symposium: Academic StandUp is excited to present the Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase featuring a hilarious, diverse, intersectional lineup of comedians and storytellers with disabilities who are gonna teach you something to laugh about!

Produced by Kyle Marian and Ian Goldstein. This show will have audio description, and live closed captioning. QED is an accessible performance space. The entrance, audience seating, performance stage, and bathroom are all on ground level.

To request a seat for accommodation or for any other specific needs, please contact academicstandup@gmail.com. Access support for The Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Two piles of books in the background with a microphone and spotlight in the center foreground. Overlaying it are an Queens Council on the Arts logo on the top left hand corner, “The Symposium: Academic StandUp Presents” on the top center, the Q.E.D. Astoria logo on the top right corner, a pink rectangle with *Persons with Disabilities Comedy Showcase* in the center, and venue address (27-16 23rd Ave Astoria) and show time (Sun, May 26 at 7:30pm) on the bottom.

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Outing: Finding My Superpower: Stories from the Disability Community
May
23
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

Outing: Finding My Superpower: Stories from the Disability Community

An evening of compelling storytelling from seven diverse, honest perspectives on disability, its unique challenges, and finding its surprising power. Storytellers will share a peek into their lives and the process of identifying and unleashing their potential and purpose. Our theme for the night: “Finding my superpower through my disability.”

They say necessity is the mother of invention. It has been through my disability, and the constraints it would impose on my life, that I’ve worked to discover new depths in both my own abilities and the human connection in my life.”

- Justin Pines, "Finding my Superpower" speaker

We are thrilled to invite you into our evening of personal storytelling, human connection, and ideas with the potential to move, challenge and transform us all.

After our program of individual stories, we will invite the speakers back to the stage for an open forum discussion where audience members can ask questions and all can engage in dialogue.

There will be wine and drinks provided before and after the program. After the event, spend time with the speakers and network with the audience.

Speakers will begin at 6:30pm. Invite your family and friends, it is going to be an unforgettable night!

Our Storytellers:

  • Justin Pines

  • Xian Horn

  • Ruchir Khaitan

  • Alexia de Gunzburg

  • Kieran O’Brien Kern

  • Henry Stifel

  • Janira Obregon

Immense gratitude for the following people and organizations for making this event possible:

  • Goldman Sachs, for being a Gold Sponsor

  • Accessible Dispatch, for being a Silver Sponsor

  • Xandr, for donating the facilities for the event, promotional support, and being a Silver Sponsor

  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, for promotional and event support

The following professional speaking coaches for their support and collaboration:

  • Brad Aspel

  • Shawn Fagan

  • Victoria Dicce

  • Eleanor Handley

  • Russel Miller

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Outing: Disability Capitol Action Day
May
23
8:00 AM08:00
SF

Outing: Disability Capitol Action Day

Disability Action Coalition is proud to partner with the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) to bring you: Disability and Aging Capitol Action Day on May 23, 2019.  

Disability and Aging Capitol Action Day is a day-long event mobilizing California’s aging and disability communities at the State Capitol. The day is filled with opportunities to build community, learn about and share resources, educate our policy makers and elevate the collective power of older adults and people with disabilities.

Free lunch provided for those who register. 
The participant registration process includes options to request accommodations. Please submit your reasonable accommodation request by May 10, 2019.


If you would like to march with Diversability and need transportation from San Francisco to Sacramento, please contact info@diversability.com. There are buses leaving SF from the Asian Art Museum at 8 am that will return at 3 pm that Tiffany will be on. We hope to see you there!




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Outing: Meet Me At The Intersection of Lgbtq+ And Disability
May
18
1:00 PM13:00
SF

Outing: Meet Me At The Intersection of Lgbtq+ And Disability

Come join us for an exciting afternoon of community conversations when we dive deep into the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ and Disability! A panel discussion will kick off the event, followed by short community conversations. Topics include:

Coping with Microaggressions
Coming Out: LGBTQ+ and Disabled
Advocating for Your Sexual Health

This event is being co-hosted by the SF LGBT Center and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. No matter what communities you are a part of, by attending this event we hope that you will learn, meet new people, and have a fun afternoon! Light refreshments will be served.

Our panelists are:

· Kelly Vilavong, Family Services Coordinator at Deaf Counseling and Referral Agency

· Ryan Easterly, Executive Director of WITH Foundation

· Alex Locust, SF Aids Foundation and Glamputee

· Jessica Lehman, Executive Director of Senior Disability Action

·Laura Millar, moderating

Keep checking this page for updates, as new event details will be posted here, including a list of speakers and other discussion conversations.


*This event is free, but space is limited and registration is encouraged.
**Access info: ASL interpreters will be provided and this event is wheelchair accessible (second floor of building is accessible via elevator). If you have other access needs, please email Allyson Ferrari at aferrari@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415.865.5664, at least a week before the event.
***The Center is a low-scent building.***

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Outing: Centerpiece Documentary : When We Walk
May
18
12:10 PM12:10
SF

Outing: Centerpiece Documentary : When We Walk

Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:10 PM

Roxie Theatre

Following the success of WHEN I WALK, Emmy Award winning director Jason DaSilva continues his documentation of his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, and also delving into divorce and caregiving.

Pre-sale Tickets (prices valid April 3 - April 11):


General Public: $18
CAAM Members: $15


(Price after Apr. 11: General Public: $20, CAAM Members: $17)

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Outing: NYC Digital Inclusion Conference 2019
May
16
9:30 AM09:30
NYC

Outing: NYC Digital Inclusion Conference 2019

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  • Google Calendar ICS

The NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Creative Communications at the Mayor's Office are excited to have you at this year's Digital Inclusion Conference (DiCon) on May 16th, 2019! Join them for hands-on workshops, panels, and networking opportunities for digital workers in public and private sectors on internet human rights, digital accessibility, and inclusion by design.

Please use the form below to register for the conference and request accommodations. If tickets sell out or if you'd like to attend remotely, the event will be live streamed on the conference website. All required fields are marked in the registration at the link below.

If you have trouble registering, contact Edwin Malave at 212-788-2412 or emalave@mopd.nyc.gov.



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Outing: Spring Care Fair
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00
NYC

Outing: Spring Care Fair

Sundays are meant for self-care so join us for a relaxing afternoon in the heart of DUMBO hosted by Wellacopia, Feel Well Physical Therapy, Suffering the Silence and OneRecord.

Come to indulge in:
-physical therapy & chiropractic (realign!)👈
-massage & acupuncture (release!) 💆
-yoga & stretching (relax!) ✌️
-fresh, healthy and delicious eats (yum!) 🍽
-engage in community through art and activities (express yourself!) 🎨
-photo booth shenanigans 📷
-surprise gifts to take home! 🎉

This event was created for you to have an opportunity to refresh and reset with the new spring season.

All proceeds go to our friends at Suffering the Silence, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to leveraging the power of art, media, and storytelling to raise awareness around the life experience of people living with chronic illness.

Vendors:

Feel Well Physical Therapy
Shiu Chiropractors
Dumbo Wellness
BK Yoga Club
Sashana Fuller Acupuncture
Unwind Crayons
MadeMeals

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Outing: Parsons Open Style Lab Class Showcase
Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00
NYC

Outing: Parsons Open Style Lab Class Showcase

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APRIL 23RD 1-3PM

Join Open Style Lab in celebrating the final presentation for the Open Style Lab Collab class for the 2019 Spring semester at Parsons School of Design on April 23rd!

Students from Parsons School of Design teamed with a person with a disability to co-create wearable solutions, such as accessible clothing or accessories. Each team's universal design process integrated technology and aesthetics in fashion to look at challenges around independent dressing, mobility, and accessibility. Students and their clients will present these functional yet stylish wearable solutions that range from utilizing electronics, 3d printing, performance fabrics, ergonomically designed silhouettes, or computational knitting.

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Online: DisabilityIN Virtual Career Connect
Apr
12
12:00 PM12:00
NYC

Online: DisabilityIN Virtual Career Connect

The Disability:IN Inclusion Works companies are committed to finding, growing and keeping talented individuals with disabilities.

Through the Virtual Career Connection event organized by Inclusion Works with Bender Consulting, the participating companies are seeking professionals with disabilities who are in STEM, Finance, Business, Sales, and Customer Service fields. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.

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