"Spill the Disabili-Tea" is an interactive discussion of disability justice, centering disabled voices and providing a space to explore how to elevate inclusion efforts in various community spaces. Using lived experience, education, and advocacy know-how, Alex Locust will lead a candid conversation exploring the following questions (and more):
-Who is "disabled" and what creates that experience?
-What is "disability justice?"
-What's the "right way" to interact with people with disabilities?
-How do I do better about those tricky "microaggressions?"
-What's the difference between "access" and "inclusion?"
-Is disability a cultural experience and how can that intersect with other cultural identities?
-How can I integrate these skills in the community (e.g. Pride celebrations, workplace culture, community gatherings)?
-How can we center disabled voices in community practices?
Whether you identify as a person with a disability or as an ally, come join me for an afternoon of real talk, experiential exercises, group work, and lots of laughs as we all Spill the Disabili-Tea on a subject that is near and dear to my heart.
The workshop is open to registrants only with a suggested donation of $20 via registration fee ("Come Thru" tix) or cash/Venmo at the workshop ("Makin' It Werk" tix). No one turned away for lack of funds! If registration fee is inaccessible, please see information about volunteering below.
Interested in volunteering for the event? Please contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Volunteer interest" in the subject line.
They welcome the opportunity to make the space more accessible! Space is wheelchair accessible
and they are encouraging a scent free environment (please refrain from wearing scented products).
Other accommodations may be possible upon request. Please submit requests to Alex@glamputee.com by Sunday, February 24th.
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
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
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
Come out to the Abilities Expo - Los Angeles to watch a FREE showcase of cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed, and engaging lens.
The Superfest Showcase is an initiative of the Superfest Film Festival, the longest-running disability international film festival in the world that prioritizes access, welcoming in disabled filmgoers of all kinds.
Every film will be captioned and audio described. However, for ASL interpreting/live captioning, please contact the Superfest Showcase at email@example.com by February 15, 2018.
Most importantly, be sure to RSVP at https://goo.gl/1NwQYW!
Join us for 2 days of community-focused sessions and connecting with community-driven professionals. CMX Summit brings together experts and pragmatic approaches to community for business success. Our conference seeks to expand the discussions, techniques, and tactics applied to community building and support communities and their builders at scale. We want to show businesses practical ways to invest in their communities.
Attend for 10% off with code thxpartner17: https://www.picatic.com/cmxsummit2017
We are excited to be Strategic Alliance Partner for the 2017 Wonder Women Tech Women & Diversity Conference in Long Beach.
Attendees with disabilities can register for the conference for free at https://wonderwomentech.com/registration-checkout/
We are also excited to offer our network a 20% discount to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-wonder-women-tech-diversity-inclusion-in-steam-conference-long-beach-tickets-33801165195?discount=SPWWT
Our friends at SheLift have partnered with the guys at Goin’ Up to throw the first ALL WOMEN'S Goin’ Up Girl’s Night. A night for all the lady bosses in LA to get together, empower, inspire, share.
Tickets are available as low as $20, up to $150 which come SoulCycle rides, SheLift swag, beauty items, entertainment and unlimited drinks!
Diversability Writing Sessions are hosted by best-selling author and D.la Executive Editor Allie Burke.
Writing Sessions will happen the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6-8pm PST at CTRL Collective.
The only requirement: write what you feel.
Free Whole Foods/coffee will be provided. All are invited.
Questions? Contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org
D.la team Jason Lee and Allie Burke will be speaking on May 19th!
We’re throwing the first ever Global Accessibility Awareness Day hackathon right here in LA, and we’d love for you to be a part of it!
The Solve for One Hackathon will bring LA’s tech and accessibility communities together to create prototypes, products, and experiences that make the world more accessible, one person at a time.
Use your talents and expertise to help real people with real accessibility challenges.
Our hackathon briefs are all based off of the real challenges real people in our community face every day.
Allie Burke, bestselling author of Paper Souls, has teamed up with Diversability Interactive to host a monthly writing meetup and coaching session to promote quality style and diversity among the literary community.
557 Block is a reference to El Floridita, a bar in Cuba that Hemingway used to frequent. The address of the bar is, of course, 557. The literary tone of Allie’s sessions invite writers who are experiencing writer’s block to join her in commandeering Hemingway’s solution for writer’s block: write one true sentence.
Members from all over the United States will be joining for the initial session, including CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, Sarah Fader. 557 Block is sponsored by CTRL Collective in Los Angeles. The meets are on the third Thursday of every month at 6 PM PST.
The writing meet-up is also going to be online! Those of us with laptops/tablets are going to connect to GoToMeeting. If anyone has questions let one of us know.
Request membership to 557 Block: http://www.diversability.tv/557block/
Watch the recap
Join Diversability Interactive (LA), CTRL Collective, and LA Lead Jason Lee to give away care packages to the homeless at Venice Beach.
Email Jason at email@example.com if interested.
Tickets at http://diversabilitylive.eventbrite.com