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.

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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: 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: 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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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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By registering for a Diversability event, you are giving permission for Diversability to use any photos of you from this event for Diversability promotional purposes and for Diversability and/or Diversability's partners to contact you via email after this event.

For questions or for more information, please contact:

  • Tiffany at info@mydiversability.com

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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: “CHANGEMAKERS: Bay Area Disability Pride” Exhibit Opening
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00
SF

Outing: “CHANGEMAKERS: Bay Area Disability Pride” Exhibit Opening

The Bay Area has always nurtured a diverse and broad disability community. From the growth of the Independent Living Movement to the Section 504 occupation of the Federal Building in 1977, local people were Changemakers in the work for disability civil rights and access. 

Discover some of those people in this exhibition of portraits and find out what newer generations of local disability Changemakers are doing now.

We invited Bay Area people to nominate individuals with disabilities who have made a personal impact. Nearly 100 submissions nominated over 50 people and this exhibition features all of them! 

Explore their work, their diversity, their creativity and their images, and find out how people with disabilities are making the world better for all of us.

Nearly all of the portraits were commissioned from, or created by, a disabled artist. Participating Programs for Artists with Disabilities: Artful Steps, ArtReach, Creativity Explored, NIAD, and the Pomeroy Rehabilitation Center.

We welcome the opportunity to accommodate your needs. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. ASL will be provided. For open captioning, please contact Emily Beitiks by ONE WEEK BEFORE the event at (415) 405-3528 or pklinst@sfsu.edu.

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Outing: The Kelsey Community Workshop

Join the Kelsey to envision and shape a fully inclusive mixed ability, mixed income community in the Vendome neighborhood of San Jose. Together we can do more.

A brief presentation about the mission and vision for The Kelsey Ayer Station will be followed by roundtables where you’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas, learn more, and ask questions about the project.

Refreshments will be provided. This will be the first of multiple community workshops that will take place throughout project development.

Questions? Lindsay@thekelsey.org


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

Outing: Support Rachel Ungerer's painting on display

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

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

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Jun
29
8:30 AM08:30
SF

Outing: Disability Allyship Forum

Hosted by Salesforce

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

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

https://www.picatic.com/BGFFDA2018

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

Outing: San Francisco Accessibility Tour

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

Mobile wireless headphone technology provided by Sound Off.

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

 

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Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00
SF

Outing: Asian Arts Museum hosting a community charrette

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

Catalyst Conversations with Tiffany Yu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outing and Online: Conversation with Disability Rights Researcher Kriti Sharma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Diversability Unplugged: On Allyship - Lightning Talks
May
31
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Diversability Unplugged: On Allyship - Lightning Talks

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

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

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

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

Speakers (in alphabetical order):

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

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

Tickets: http://onallyship.eventbrite.com

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Outing: Discover Your Best Selfie with Tatiana Lee for GAAD

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.

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Outing: Radical Impact Tour San Francisco
May
4
to May 6
SF

Outing: Radical Impact Tour San Francisco

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!

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Outing: CTP Graduation
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30
SF

Outing: CTP Graduation

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.

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