Diversability

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

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Nov
3
12:45 PM12:45
SF

Outing: SPILL THE DISABILI- TEA™: A DISABILITY JUSTICE WORKSHOP

Sunday November 3, 2019 • 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
ASL will be provided if requested by 8am Friday November 1st
Childcare will be provided if requested by 10am Sunday October 20th


What is Disability Justice? People often express feeling intimidated and ill-equipped to unpack what we've been taught about disability, and how to support and advocate for disabled people in our everyday lives. This workshop is a fabulous opportunity for you to dive into the magic of disability justice with SURJ and Alex Locust at the helm.

With "Spill the Disabili-Tea™", Alex will be facilitating an interactive discussion of disability justice for those committed to elevating their support for disabled folks in their community. Using his lived experience, education, and advocacy know-how, he'll lead a candid conversation exploring issues around disability and Disability Justice.

BUILDING ACCESS

The doors for the Sierra Club building will be locked, so please arrive by 12:45. There will be a greeter in the lobby until 1:15. If you are driving, please try to carpool and arrive early to leave time to find a spot. Street parking is generally available in a 3-4 block radius.

The Sierra Club Offices are on the 13th floor. There is a bank of elevators that go to the 12th floor and above.

BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY

There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of which are accessible for mobility devices. The building has an elevator, and the kitchen space, conference room, and all restrooms can also accommodate mobility devices.

REMOTE ACCESS

We will be trying out a remote access plan for those who cannot physically attend the meeting. This will be a Live Stream and will only be available during the time of the workshop. Please let us know if this option suits your needs after RSVP'ing below by emailing: accessibility@surjbayarea.org by 8:00 AM on Friday November 1st.

QUIET SPACE

We will provide a space for folx to retreat to if they need quiet space during the workshop. This space is provided to create a more accessible event. The location of the space will be pointed out at the workshop.

SCENTS

The Sierra Club’s space endeavors to offer a scent-free environment; however as the Club is currently transitioning towards the use of only scent-free products, we cannot guarantee an entirely scent-free space. We ask everyone to please arrive at meetings fragrance-free to support access for folks who experience multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies. This means using only body products and laundry detergent that say “fragrance-free” or “unscented” on the label and do not have scented ingredients.

RESTROOMS

While some of the restrooms are still labeled in a gender-binary way, the Sierra Club’s office policy is that all restrooms are gender neutral and we will have signs posted to mark the restrooms as such. We ask that you respect people’s gender identities and expressions by making all restrooms available to anyone, regardless of lived or perceived gender identity. We ask that folks choose the restroom that is right for them, and that no one question a person’s chosen restroom.

COST ACCESSIBILITY

This event is sliding scale, meaning pay what you can afford or are comfortable with. The sliding scale is from $20-$80 is below.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds, if you are unable to pay please RSVP here.

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Outing: Disability Equality Index (DEI) – Benchmarking Disability Inclusion

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DisabilityI:IN and Disability Inclusion Network Invite you to an evening of learning and connecting.

During this panel discussion, we will learn about the DEI and hear from the panelists how they leveraged the tool to help their organization to become authentically and creditably disability inclusive. Topics covered will include Culture & Leadership, Enterprise-Wide Access, Employment Practices, Community Engagement and the Non-U.S. Operations benchmark categories.

Join us to discover how your organization can leverage the power of the DEI to develop winning business strategies by enhancing disability inclusion practices.

Moderator:
Becky Kekula, Director, Disability Equality Index, Disability:IN

Panelists:
Erin McGregor, Global President of ENABLED Employee Network, Ombuds Manager, Chevron

Danny Allen, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, SAP Global Diversity & Inclusion Office

Sunday Parker, Accessibility Outreach Program Manager, Salesforce User Experience, Global President, Abilityforce

Marcus A. Williams, MBA, M.A. Min, Military & Individuals with Disabilities, Talent Strategy Programs Leader, Kaiser Permanente

The event will take place at LinkedIn San Francisco Campus

Agenda
6:00 to 6:30 — Mix & mingle
6:30 to 6:45 — Opening announcements
6:45 to 7:45 — Panel Discussion
7:45 to 8:00 –- Q & A

How to find us

When you arrive, please go to the main reception desk where our lobby receptionist will greet you for check-in.

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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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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00
SF

Outing: #MoreThanMoney: The Role of Funders in Addressing Ableism

Ableism: a social attitude that having a disability makes someone a less valued member of society. It assumes that the ways able–bodied people live are the best ways to live. 

In addition to grantmaking, advocacy funders play a critical role in advancing social justice: agenda-setting and shifting narratives. But while more and more disabled people are being included in philanthropy, funders often overlook ableism as an area of structural discrimination, even here in the Bay Area where disability civil rights were born. Because many funders' understanding of ableism continues to lag, they have little motivation to push for ableism's inclusion on broader social and political agendas. This leaves disabled people cut off from the wealth of social and political capital, and the power to shape narratives, that funders bring to other areas of social justice work. This briefing aims to build a sense of community and engagement between funder allies and disabled funders/advocates by: 

  • Educating funders about ableism and the unmet funding needs for disability advocates to do anti-ableism work

  • Looking at the cultural difference between two disability narratives in funding: charity and equity

  • Discussing how funding disability cuts across most funding areas/priorities

  • Motivating funders to see fighting ableism as a social justice issue

  • Inspiring funders to advance access in the field of philanthropy by applying a disability inclusion lens to improve internal practices and in making funding decisions

  • Including a "real talk" time for the group to talk more informally about ever-changing language usage and disability terminology

Accommodations and Transportation
The Ed Roberts Campus is wheelchair accessible. Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided.by request.  Please send request by Wednesday, Oct 2. Please refrain from using scented products. The Ed Roberts Campus is located at Berkeley's Ashby BART Station. Please click here for complete transportation and parking information.  

Agenda

10:00 am – 10:45 am: Panel Discussion, moderated by Nancy Wiltsek

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Speaker presentations and Q&A

12:00 noon – 12:45 pm: Lunch and small group “real talk” discussion, led by Ingrid Tischer

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Tour of Ed Roberts Campus (optional), led by Susan Henderson, Executive Director of Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)”

Target Audience

This program is open to NCG members and non-member funders.

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Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00
SF

Outing: Disability Connect: Tech Disability ERG Panel + Mixer

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Tech Disability Project and Adobe welcome the tech disability community and allies for an evening of learning and connecting. 

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Disability ERG* Leaders at leading tech companies followed by time for networking. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

We will be recording the event so that all can access this panel discussion - please register for a remote ticket if you'd like to receive the recording link. 

All are welcome!

Panelists
Govind Balakrishnan, VP Creative Cloud Product and Services and AccessAdobe Executive Sponsor (Adobe)
Srin Madipalli, Product Manager and Able@ Lead (Airbnb)
Iris McLeary, Software Engineer and Mixability Lead (Mixpanel) 
Sunday Parker, Accessibility Outreach Program Manager and Global President of Abilityforce (Salesforce)
Natasha Walton, Founder of Tech Disability Project, Moderator

Have questions for our panelists? Instead of taking live questions during the panel, we are collecting questions ahead of time. Please email any questions you have or topics you hope we'll cover to techdisabilityproject@gmail.com. 

Event Agenda
6pm: Doors open
6:15: Panel beings 
7pm: Networking hour
8pm: Event ends

Access Information
Wheelchair accessible
CART
ASL Interpreter
Quiet room
Gender neutral restroom

We strive to meet the access needs of every person who would like to attend this event. Please email techdisabilityproject@gmail.com with any access questions or needs that we can accommodate.

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Outing: Disability Rights are Domestic Workers Rights! Bay Area Meeting
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00
SF

Outing: Disability Rights are Domestic Workers Rights! Bay Area Meeting

Disability Rights are Worker Rights! Worker Rights are Disability Rights!

Saturday October 5, 2019 from 2pm-5pm PST

Come learn the history of disability in the U.S. and how it connects fundamentally to the oppression of domestic workers. Jessica Lehman will lead us through an interactive timeline that will lift up important milestones in Disability Rights and Disability Justice organizing, as well as shine light on the intersections of ableism and racism and how that connects to Domestic Worker Rights organizing. (More background below.)

We will also discuss our CA statewide campaign to win a new social insurance program to help all Californians afford long-term care and other Long-term Services and Supports, which we see as being critical to reshaping our Care Economy so that it works well for everyone.

Light refreshments provided- bring something to share if you can! Please RSVP to request childcare, attendant support and other accommodations.

Background:
Ableism, or discrimination and oppression based upon disability, harms not only people with disabilities but also contributes to the devaluation and dehumanization of all of us who are not wealthy, white cis-gender men or who don’t have “normal bodies.”

Home attendants who provide critical personal care assistance to people with disabilities so we may live in our homes and communities are among the lowest paid of all domestic workers. Many homecare workers acquire disabilities in the course of their work, yet few can afford the costs of homecare once they need it themselves. Not surprisingly, domestic worker leaders have been key advocates for universal child care and universal home support policies.

Disability Justice is a growing field of activism and theory that brings clarity to how intersecting oppressions are centered in the body and how all of our liberation depends upon the end of ableism, but also the end of capitalism, racism, heteropatriarchy and the many systems of oppression that mutually reinforce the power structure in this country.

Image description:
During 2014 Disability Capitol Action Day in Sacramento, seniors and people with disabilities from Hand in Hand and Senior and Disability Action hold a sign that reads "No to the Cap on Hours for IHSS Workers! Yes to in-home support and better jobs!"

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

Partner: Tech Inclusion SF 2019

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

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

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Partner: Haben Girma - Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Sep
7
3:00 PM15:00
SF

Partner: Haben Girma - Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

  • Book Passage at the Ferry Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Today, September 7th from 3:00 p.m. PT to 4:30 p.m. PT

In Conversation with  Lainey Feingold 

Haben Girma defines disability as an opportunity for innovation. She learned non-visual techniques for everything from dancing salsa to handling an electric saw. Haben pioneered her way through obstacles, graduated from Harvard Law, and now uses her talents to advocate for people with disabilities. Haben takes readers through a thrilling game of blind hide-and-seek in Louisiana, a treacherous climb up an iceberg in Alaska, and a magical moment with President Obama at The White House. Warm, funny, thoughtful, and uplifting, this captivating memoir is a testament to one woman's determination to find the keys to connection.

Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer focusing on digital access, an international speaker, and the author of Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.

If you need disability accommodations, please contact Cheryl McKeon, (415) 835-1020 , events@bookpassage.com

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

Partner: Close the Camps

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

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

NO BODY IS DISPOSABLE!

WE ARE RESILIENT AND STILL HERE!

WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE ERASURE OF IMMIGRANTS!

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

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


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

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

Outing: This is Now: Haben Girma

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Panelists and hosts include:

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

Andrew Lau, Digital Project Director, Asian Art Museum

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

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

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

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

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

Josh Halstead, Design Educator and Disability Advocate

Stanley Yarnell, Founder of the Blind Posse

And additional Disability Community Charrette participants to be announced.

Event Accessibility:

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

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

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

  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on every level.

  • Welcoming environment for service animals.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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: 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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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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