Community member Rachel Ungerer's painting will be on display at Spark Art 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!
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 email@example.com with any questions!
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
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
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!
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/
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.
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
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-
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; email@example.com. 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or visit www.disabilitypridephiladelphia.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 415 801 7298
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 Heart, Ben 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
Join Suffering the Silence for a night of storytelling featuring stories from the chronic illness community!
- Free admission
- Doors open at 6:30pm
- Event begins at 7pm
- Please show Photo ID at the front desk
- Two elevators to the 2nd floor
- Two wheelchair accessible restroom
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):
- Matthew Cahill, Founder, The Percipio Company
- Brittany Déjean, Founder & CEO of AbleThrive
- Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO, Change Catalyst
- Corey Ponder, Privacy Program Manager, Facebook
- 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.
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!
Please join us for a free Good Neighbors Block Party on Saturday, May 19, 2018 1:00 - 3:00 pm from the Community Living Campaign
There will be snacks and refreshments, a brief award program, photo booth, prizes, and lots of fun!
Hello, Diversability NYC friends! It’s been a while...let’s re-connect! Join us for a fun and casual meetup at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 17th. Location: ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Avenue, 15th floor, NY, NY 10016. This site is wheelchair accessible. Other accommodation requests may be submitted via the registration form (please read below.) Light snacks will be provided.
Registration fee is $5 (let us know, if cost is an issue.) Please use the link provided below to complete the registration form and submit payment via Venmo (search for @diversability).
Guests of Diversability members are welcome!
We hope to see you on 5/17!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223711668374985/
Registration form: https://tinyurl.com/diversabilitymeetgreet
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, explore how to take your best self-portrait with Tatiana Lee, creator of the blog Accessible Hollywood. She’ll share her mission of empowering people to connect with others regardless of their abilities or surroundings. She’ll show you how to use accessibility features on your Apple Watch and iPhone, then you’ll get hands-on taking your best selfie.
Complete the form below to secure your spot at the first AudioEye Bay Area GAAD Happy Hour. Registration is required for each participant. Due to limited space, you will need to be on our GAAD Registration List for admission to the event.
Register for more details
The event is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art.
Reserve tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/with-tickets-43886569912
Any questions? Email email@example.com!
On onday, a t 10: am, we invite you to join the Access Denie ampaign, ssemblymember Linda Rosenthal, elected officials, disability activists, and esidents for a rally at the closure of the 2nd Street B/C station.
The station will undergo an overhaul as part of the MTA's Enhanced Station Initiative and will be entirely closed for months but will not be made accessible for people with disabilities and seniors.
esidents, seniors, and disabled riders re p in arms ver the lack of AD acces included in the station renovation and the absence of meaningful community inpu in the closure. We're calling on the TA to stop overhauling stations without adding ADA accessibility and to produce a clear plan to reach 100% station accessibility for all New Yorkers.
Join some great organizations for a Mother's Day Brunch in Malibu!
What to expect:
Welcome wine reception
Farm to Table lunch by Chef Ella Freyinger, Inc.
Introduction to our Young Hearts Spring 2018 Honorees
(Jordana Brewster presenting Alliance of Moms and Ali Fedotowsky presenting SheLift)
Live musical performances by Keith Harkin and Jennifer Paskow
Boutique shopping experience
Meet the hosts:
Young Hearts: Continuing the legacy of her mother, Jane Seymour, Katie Flynn has founded Young Hearts, along with her dear friends and co-chairs Ella Freyinger and Adee Zach. This talented trifecta of women are collectively bringing their individual passions and vision towards supporting and raising awareness for philanthropic organizations that inspire and empower their community.
Young Hearts is an extension of the Open Hearts Foundation. Our purpose is to continue the Open Hearts mission through the younger generations by creating accessible opportunities and events to support current and future philanthropists.
The Open Hearts Foundation is a social impact accelerator that is committed to empowering emerging and growing nonprofit organizations, whose origins and mission are consistent with the precepts of the Open Hearts philosophy.
She Lift: SheLift empowers girls with physical differences to improve self-acceptance and confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship. SheLift provides experiences to young women with disabilities to help them live authentic lives and connect with others. SheLift aims to normalize differences while developing, challenging, and nurturing girls’ physical and emotional abilities.
Alliance of Moms: Founded in 2014, Alliance of Moms is a membership-based program that supports pregnant and parenting teens in LA County's foster care system. As an organization, they are a part of the Alliance for Children's rights, a four-star Charity Navigator nonprofit founded in 1992. Their flagship program is Raising Baby, has a curriculum focused on early brain development.
Barriers were meant to be broken. We’re thrilled to be partnering with The United State of Women to bring together 5,000 women, girls, and allies who are committed to finding solutions to gender inequity at the #USOW2018.
If you would like to attend as a guest of Diversability, please contact us.
Join us in Los Angeles this May → theunitedstateofwomen.org
AXIS Dance Company hits the stage in San Francisco with The Radical Impact Tour May 4-6, 2018 at Z Space. AXIS will perform the headline work Radical Impact created by internationally renowned AXIS Artistic Director and Choreographer Marc Brew, in collaboration with JooWan Kim Artistic Director of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, and accompanied by a live string quartet. Other works featured in the triple bill include, The Reflective Surface choreographed by Bay Area notable Amy Sewiert, Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet. The Reflective Surface offers seamless partnering and precise unison set to an original score by musician Darren Johnston with exquisite lighting design by Allen Willner. The program is rounded offwith a newly commissioned work Historias rotas (Broken Stories) choreographed by Nadia Adame, former AXIS company dancer, with an original score by Paul Shapera. Historias rotas explores how we carry the baggage of our ancestors and how our experiences and identities are shaped by these stories. The Radical Impact Tour will shatter your assumptions and move you to your core with its bold offerings, extending a complexity that reflects lived experiences of a diverse group of artists. The SF Chronicle describes Radical Impact as "fearless and contemporary, inventive and reinvigorated.” The Radical Impact Tour is not to be missed!
Join CTP to celebrate the accomplishments of CTP’s 2018 graduates!
CTP Graduation April 27th starting at 5:30 pm at the Ed Robert’s Campus @ Ashby BART.
Once again they have the chance to celebrate the success of our students. Join them to support 15 amazing individuals as they complete their training and begin their job search. It is so important that they know the local community believes in their hard work.
Join for dinner and CTP’s famous graduation program. The evening will conclude with dessert and drinks while we race our robots down the building’s spiral wheelchair ramp!
Become a Business Sponsor!
Each year, CTP partners with a select group of local businesses and to sponsor our graduations. Being a graduation sponsor allows a local business to showcase their support for independent career training programs for the broader disability community. CTP works closely with each business sponsor to make sure their financial and/or in-kind support provides the desired level of marketing visibility and value.
CTP’s website graduation page
On Saturday, April 21st the 2018 Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Living Expo will be held with some new products this year like the Off-road Track Chair, OGO (Segway Power chair), Whill Chair, as well as, many other wonderful vendors will be onsite. Try out bikes, rowing, etc. Plus we will be raffling off an Amazon Echo. Hope to see you there.
For more information call (847) 786-4189 or visit unitedspinalhudsonvalley.org
Online: #RecruitDisabilityTalent Virtual Career Invitational for Experienced Candidates with Disabilities
The USBLN GFG companies are committed to finding, growing and keeping talented individuals with disabilities (click here for a definition of disability).
Through the Virtual Career Invitational Event organized by the USBLN with Bender Consulting, the participating companies are seeking professionals with disabilities who have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in STEM, Finance or Business. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.
More info here: http://www.usbln.org/RecruitDisabilityTalent/
The USBLN Going for the Gold companies are inviting professionals with disabilities who have a minimum of 2 years work experience in STEM, finance, or business to attend a Virtual Career Invitational Event, Friday, April 20th, 12:00-2:00 PM ET. It’s an excellent opportunity for qualified candidates to virtually meet representatives from 11 Fortune 500 companies from the convenience of their homes or offices.
Facebook's employee resource group, Disability Inclusion @FB, will be hosting a fireside chat and networking event next Wednesday, April 18th at6pm in their NYC office. It's a great opportunity to learn and have an open discussion about how Facebook recruits people with disabilities, how they build accessibility into their tools and products, and how they build external partnerships. If you're a Lime Network member in NYC who is interested in learning more about Facebook, we strongly encourage you to attend!
For more information: Search for Alex Reyes' post in our Facebook community group.