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.

Partner: London Tech Inclusion
Nov
26
12:30 PM12:30

Partner: London Tech Inclusion

This is the 2nd annual Tech Inclusion London, convening the tech industry to focus on solutions to diversity and inclusion!

The theme this year is “Voices of Innovation” – featuring diverse, underrepresented voices building the innovative technologies and cultures of our future.  Join us for a half-day of keynotes, panel discussions, solo talks and an interactive session focusing on allyship in tech.

Starting at 12:30, join us in  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 a reception in the evening to network, debrief and unwind.

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Outing: #GivingTuesday Pop-Up Benefit Performance to support victims of California fires
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30
LA

Outing: #GivingTuesday Pop-Up Benefit Performance to support victims of California fires

Join us to support the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund and local artists, including a meditation led by Patrícia Echeverria, wheelchair dance performance from Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company, and acoustic performances by Sonja Midtune and Zander Bleck. The MC for the evening is actress Tatiana Lee.

Hosted by: Global Shapers x The Riveter

When: Tuesday, November 27 from 6:30pm-9pm

Location: The Riveter West LA, 2236 S Barrington Ave, 90064 (at W Olympic Blvd)

Public transit: The Expo/Bundy on Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles 90064 & City Metro Line 4 Downtown LA - West LA via Santa Monica

RSVP: http://shapersfirereliefla.eventbrite.com

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Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Outing: Being Disabled

  • Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, London School of Economics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Claire Jones, Fiona Kumari Campbell, and Hannah Thompson in considering disability as it has been understood across history and cultures. Ask whether the term “disability” captures the diversity of disabled experience.

For more info, email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020-7955-6043

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Outing: International Day for People with Disabilities Happy Hour
Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

Outing: International Day for People with Disabilities Happy Hour

International Day of Persons with Disabilities was started by the United Nations in 1992. Each year on December 3, IDPD elevates the rights of people with disabilities worldwide, sharing awareness on their cultural, economic, political and social lives.

Disability Pride Philadelphia invites you to celebrate your friends, relatives, co-workers, peers—everyone!—together, as a community. Join us for the IDPD Happy Hour on December 3, 2018, at the Prince Theater from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a performance of the ON DISPLAY installation, a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image, and the world premiere of the ON DISPLAY GLOBAL film. All are welcome, but registration is required. Limited space, reserve your tickets NOW! Bring your print out to check in desk at Prince Theater on Dec 3rd. 

This is a #ThriveWorldWide event

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Diversability NYC December 2018 Meet Up
Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Diversability NYC December 2018 Meet Up

In partnership with #AbleThrive, #Diversability NYC is co-hosting a local meet and greet that will be part of a #ThriveWorldwide's global movement to celebrate living life to the fullest and advancing inclusion in society. Thank you AbleThrive founder, Brittany Déjean, for working with us on planning this gathering!

This FREE event will be a fun, casual get together where we may share our experiences through conversations and/or via post-it notes! Friends and colleagues of Diversability members are welcome! 

This FREE event will take place on Monday, December 3rd between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at The Medici Group, 600 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10016, floor 26. Our gathering is informal, so please feel free to join us at any time during this meet-up. Advanced registration is required due to building security. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Accessible Dispatch!
The NYC Accessible Dispatch Program gives residents and visitors with disabilities greater access to green and yellow wheelchair accessible taxis. The program offers an expanded service area that now accommodates pick-ups and drop-offs in all five boroughs! Explore our website to learn more about how to book a trip, recent news updates that affect individuals with disabilities, and more.

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Outing: 2018 Care Fair
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00
NYC

Outing: 2018 Care Fair

Take some time out of this holiday season to celebrate YOU! RSVP today for the 2018 Care Fair, a self-care and wellness event hosted by Suffering the Silence and Wellacopia and created for the chronic illness community and their friends and allies.

Treat yourself with some relaxing yoga, therapeutic massage, juicing tutorials, live music, a photo shoot, mural making, nutritious nibbles, healthy desserts, and other lovely libations.

Suggested Donation: $25 (Tax Deductible)

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Partner: United States of Women, Galvanize Pennsylvania
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Partner: United States of Women, Galvanize Pennsylvania

Off the heels of the 2018 United State of Women Summit, our friends at USOW announced an ambitious plan to spur women into action in their local communities and beyond. One of the ways in which they’re taking collective action will be at the Galvanize Program in Pennsylvania where allies will gather for a day to hear from local activists, organizers, and experts on the issues impacting women and communities in Pennsylvania and nationwide. And you’re invited! Join us in Philadelphia on November 17 at Galvanize Pennsylvania!

The day begins with a high-energy mainstage session where participants will hear from local and national leaders and includes and attendees will be able to network with organizations and individuals making an impact in different areas of gender equality. 

As a community partner on the event, we have a few guest tickets available (valued at $50). Contact us if you are interested.

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Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00
SF

Outing: Conversations About the Future of People with Disabilities

You are invited to join RespectAbility on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at San Francisco’s One Up Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for three back-to-back key conversations on disability inclusion. Our conveners and facilitators:

Tatiana Lee is an Inclusionist at RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Lee also is the voice behind “Accessible Hollywood,” where she highlights her journey as an actress, model and lifestyle influencer born with Spina Bifida. Today she is on the front lines of creating access and opportunities for people with disabilities.

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility, is a champion of the 1-in-5 people who have a physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health or other disability. Mizrahi has published more than a hundred articles on disability, met 1-1 with 46 of America’s governors and is especially passionate about people of color and English language learners with disabilities who face double discrimination. Dyslexic herself, she also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities.



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Outing: 2-day hearing and deaf acting class
Nov
10
to Nov 11
SF

Outing: 2-day hearing and deaf acting class

  • Bay Area, more info with registration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When: November 10 and November 11 from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Price: $150 for both sessions

So far, 3 people have signed up. They need 17 more to register. 

If you’re interested in acting, sign up for their classes! This is a signing environment for all. Hearing actors are welcome to sign up! Please share. 
RESERVE YOUR SPOT VIA CASH APP: QUEENJADE77. 
Classes will book up fast! 

More information on the attached flier!

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Nov
7
12:30 PM12:30
NYC

Outing: Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library’s Accessible Community, Culture, & Technology Fair

  • The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Fair will include: tablers from educational, employment, advocacy, arts, recreation, technology, and support organizations; fun accessible art activities and demonstrations of new adaptive technology; speakers on employment resources; individual consultations, headshots. Many of the tablers will have information on this year's added theme of employment, volunteering, and skills building.

New! Verbally Described touch tours of the historic Stephen A Schwarzman building will be offered at 2:15 PM and 4:15 PM

Free! No registration needed.

This years' featured organizations include: (*s denote first time tablers)
*Center for Independence for the Disabled New York (CIDNY), Whitney Museum, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Lighthouse Guild, NYC Offic e of Emergency Management, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, *Dorot, Intersection (LinkNYC), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Computing Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP), Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bookshare, *Catholic Charities Guild of New York, *Xavier Society for the Blind, Eye Assist LLC, *Brooklyn Public Library's Inclusive Services, NYC Parks and Recreation, Origami Therapy Association, CTECH, Tenement Museum, Visions Services for the Blind, *NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, *New York Transit Museum, Independence Science, Google inc., *Queens Museum, NYS Commission for the Blind, Guide Dog Users of New York, Pedestrians for Accessible and Safe Streets, *The Noguchi Museum, *Lewis Latimer House Museum, *3Doodler, Museum of Modern Art, Single Stop, Greater New York Council of the Blind, National Federation of the Blind, and more to come...

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Nov
5
2:00 PM14:00
SF

Outing: Emerging Technology Open Working Group

  • 2nd Floor, Atrium 1 South Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In April 2018, Supervisor Norman Yee and the Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 102-18 urging the City Administrator Naomi Kelly to create a working group to inform future legislation on emerging technologies. The working group’s objectives for this public-private discussion are to: Develop recommendations, evaluate impact, and improve dialogue. The next meeting will be held Nov. 5 from 2-4 p.m. More info can be found at this link.

 

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Outing: HLD, On Display Philadelphia
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Outing: HLD, On Display Philadelphia

FREE EVENT: HLD will be performing the ON DISPLAY project in the historic Septa Suburban Station main concourse on Saturday October 27th from 12-2pm. Audience participation is welcome, bring your phones, cameras, friends and join them! They welcome your photos and selfies!! 

Premiered in 2015 at Lincoln Center by Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/sculpture court—a commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. Members of the disability, performance, and fashion worlds are often stared at and objectified in their daily lives. This installation addresses our propensity to judge people based on what they look like by taking us beyond the first impression. 

ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG) is an event in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities where many communities around the world present this sculpture court installation in their own city. It has grown from 2 cities, NYC and Hobart, Australia, in 2015 to 26 international cities in 2016. ODG’s goal is to expand to 100 cities by 2020. As we take back what it means to be stared at or to engage with an unexpected body, we collectively shift the perception of beauty.

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/680076312378723/

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Outing: Free concert featuring Mandy Harvey

Join State Theatre for a free concert featuring Mandy Harvey from America's Got Talent! Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lost her residual hearing at the age of 19. Despite her invisible disability, her love of music and determination led her to a career in vocal performance. She tours the world performing her original music and presenting her inspirational story of never giving up and continuing to try—helping others to realize their dreams and pursue their hopes. Tickets are free but must be reserved at the link below.




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Outing: Superfest: Disability Film Festival
Oct
20
to Oct 21
SF

Outing: Superfest: Disability Film Festival

  • 2121 Allston Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (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. 


It will be held on Oct 20 and Oct 21 this year in Berkeley and San Francisco. For more details, visit this link!

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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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Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30
NYC

Outing: The Symposium: Academic Stand-Up

Kick those boring old lectures goodbye! Discover a new side to Academia in this evening of research-inspired stand-up comedy. Academics, researchers, teachers, & comics take the mic to give life to those dusty textbooks and show you what research & teaching is really like. From statistics to evolution, philosophy, history, and more, come for the laughs and the cutting-edge ideas, stay for the laughs and the cutting-edge ideas.


Hosted by Kyle Marian 
Line up TBA!


Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets $7 in advance / $10 at the door 
21+ 
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.


Produced by Kyle Marian, a science communicator & former physical anthropologist. She got the comedy bug in the UK doing science stand-up with the Bright Club Comedy community and is now on a mission to train up academics & spread the smart funnies across the US.


More info here: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/the-symposium--academic-stand-up-10-14-2018

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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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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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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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Online: United Nations SDG Action Campaign to #act4SDGs
Sep
25
12:00 AM00:00

Online: United Nations SDG Action Campaign to #act4SDGs

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Join us for the Global Day of Action on 25th of September with #ACT4SDGs.

On September 25th we’ll mark the 3rd anniversary of the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by joining forces and challenging national & local governments, institutions & organizations of all kinds, influencers & citizens in every corner of the world to take action for the SDGs; to end poverty & inequalities, protect the planet & ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Join us on Twitter to share how your disability work ties to the Global Goals! Use #act4SDGs & @diversability to get featured!

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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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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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