Diversability

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

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

Join Diversability at Disability Pride Parade NYC
Jul
9
11:00 am11:00
NYC

Join Diversability at Disability Pride Parade NYC

  • Union Square

Inclusion- Awareness- Visibility

Black and white image of Diversability flag carried by two individuals. 

Black and white image of Diversability flag carried by two individuals. 

Disability Pride NYC is celebrating ADA's 27th Anniversary on July 9th. Parade goers will gather at Union Square at 11AM then March, Roll, and Ride down 5th Avenue to Washington Square Park. From 12:00-3:00, a Disability Rights festival with music, dance, comedy and speakers will take place. 

How you can contribute

Volunteer to build for the parade
Donate toward cost of parade
Sponsorship opportunities at http://disabilitypridenyc.org

The mission of Disability Pride NYC is to promote inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities, and redefine public perception of disability. Our goal is to establish an annual Disability Pride parade in New York City and to support people with disabilities in whatever way we can. 


Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Outing: Disability Pride Philadelphia Parade and Celebration

  • National Constitution Center

Disability Pride Philadelphia will begin at 10am at the National Constitutional Center. Opening ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem, speeches, and performance by local artists. The 6th annual Disability Pride Parade will head out from the NCC down Market Street converging onto City Hall and Dilworth Park for rest of the day’s activities. They will have sponsor informational tables, live performances and speeches on the Main Stage along with raffles and activities for the children.

The whole day promises to be a great event and our peers in Philadelphia do hope that you will get involved!

To express your interest, RSVP here
Like Disability Pride Philadelphia on Facebook. 

Outing: Suffering the Silence Launch & Gallery Reception
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00
NYC

Outing: Suffering the Silence Launch & Gallery Reception

  • CityLore

Please join our friends at Suffering the Silence for the launch of their newest photo series and to celebrate their first six months as an official nonprofit organization! If you cannot attend the opening, Illness & Identity will exhibit at CityLore in NYC from June 2-11. 

RSVP by sending an email to allie@sufferingthesilence.com with the subject "Illness & Identity RSVP"

Outing: No Barriers Summit 2017
Jun
1
Jun 4

Outing: No Barriers Summit 2017

  • Resort at Squaw Creek

At the 4-day No Barriers Summit, we envision a world where the power of the human spirit transcends barriers. Here, you'll be surrounded by community who knows "what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way." Choose to embark on over 50 adaptive activities, be motivated by phenomenal speakers, and inspired by innovative technologies and products that are breaking barriers. This family-friendly event is for people of all ages and abilities. Join us June 1-4 at Lake Tahoe, CA.

May
6
5:00 pm17:00
SF

Outing: Superfest Showcase: International Disability Film Festival

  • Veterans Memorial Building

For over 30 years, this annual festival in San Francisco and Berkeley has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability in all its diverse, complex, and engaging facets. Superfest is proud to be one of the few festivals, in the U.S. or abroad, that is completely accessible to disabled filmgoers.

All films are shown with captioning and audio description. For live captioning and ASL interpreting of program, please request by April 26th, 2017 through Emily Beitiks via pklinst@sfsu.edu or (415) 405-3528. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.

All films are screened with captioning and audio-descriptions.

Space is limited, so kindly RSVP as soon as possible: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/superfest-showcase-international-disability-film-festival-tickets-32610883029

Outing: New York Metro Abilities Expo
May
5
May 7
NYC

Outing: New York Metro Abilities Expo

  • New Jersey Convention & Expo Center

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer? Register for free today.

Event Hours:
Friday 5/5: 11am- 5pm
Saturday 5/6: 10am-6pm
Sunday 5/7: 11am-4pm

Workshop and event information to be updated as it becomes available.

Live Well and Thrive: Unplugged
Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30
SF

Live Well and Thrive: Unplugged

  • BelCham Atelier SF

DiversabilitySuffering the Silence, & AbleThrive present:

Live Well & Thrive: Unplugged

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:30 PM
BelCham Atelier SF
620 Davis Street
San Francisco, CA

Join us for a discussion about living and thriving with a disability and other conditions and how to foster inclusion, featuring speakers from the illness and disability communities, and their allies. Refreshments will be served.

Speakers include:

  • Erin Frey, Kip Founder
  • Jeffrey Chad Shiau
  • ...and more!

This is a benefit event. All tickets are tax-deductible donations to Suffering The Silence.

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

RSVP: http://bit.ly/stssf-unplugged

 

Outing: Humor and the Disability Experience: A Stand-Up Comedy Show
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00
SF

Outing: Humor and the Disability Experience: A Stand-Up Comedy Show

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum

ADMISSION: Free with advance registration to access@thecjm.org; 415.655.7856

As an art, stand-up comedy has always challenged societal norms and has been a vehicle for social change. Humor is a way to engage in difficult and sometimes transgressive subjects. Comedians with disabilities are among those who are using the art form to present the Disabled experience and further conversation. 

All the comedians featured in this program have performed one or more times with the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a comedy troupe founded by Michael O'Connell that exclusively features comedians with diverse disabilities. The comedy troupe plays comedy clubs and colleges all across the United States, expanding people's ideas of what having a disability means—and, of course, to laugh.

More information: https://thecjm.org/programs/117

NYC Catch-Up
Apr
17
11:30 am11:30
NYC

NYC Catch-Up

  • Le Pain Quotidien 55th & 8th Ave

Our founder Tiffany will be in town and hanging out at Le Pain Quotidien 55th & 8th Ave. around lunchtime. Feel free to stop by!

Outing: Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies- Mia Mingus
Apr
11
8:00 pm20:00
SF

Outing: Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies- Mia Mingus

  • J. Paul Leonard Library- San Francisco State University

The Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies hosts Mia Mingus on "Access Intimacy, Interdependence and Disability Justice." Mia will discuss the importance of making connections and building relationships with those who understand, help meet, and make efforts to achieve your access needs. Mingus is a community organizer and national social justice leader, a queer, physically disabled, Korean, transracial woman and transnational adoptee. Join us and learn immediately why Feminist Wire deemed her one of their top "Feminists We Love"!

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served during a reception following the presentation. 

5:00-7:00 PST
RSVP: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mia-mingus-access-intimacy-interdependence-and-disability-justice-tickets-32445144300

Learn more about Mia Mingus at:
Twitter: @MiaMingus
Her Blog: https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/

Benefit Yoga Class for Water Equality
Apr
9
1:30 pm13:30
SF

Benefit Yoga Class for Water Equality

  • The Women's Building

Diversability is excited to be one of the women-owned businesses featured at the event following the class.

Join SMITH & STARR's efforts to raise awareness and funds for water equality across the globe. 

Come to a special yoga class taught by Gabi Curbelo at the Women's Building with all proceeds from the class going directly to Water For People.

Sunday, April 9th
10:30 am - 12:30 pm; 
Class is from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Suggested donation: $20
RSVP through Eventbrite or pay at the door: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/benefit-yoga-class-to-raise-funds-for-water-equality-tickets-33234634687
All proceeds go to Water For People

Following the hour-long class, we'll have refreshments and snacks as well as other women-owned businesses / products on display.

Water For People is an international nonprofit currently working across 9 countries to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people. Water For People believes in Everyone Forever, a high-impact model customized for each community. Water For People works to develop high-quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained through the involvement of the community, local governments and families to ensure long-term impact. 

SMITH & STARR is a lifestyle brand that brings fashion, wellness, and community together. Our mission is to provide fashionable and functional products to the world by focusing on the number one life essential - water, or as we like to say, wearable water™. We created The Conway™, a cross-body hydration handbag, because staying hydrated should be ridiculously easy. From clunky water bottles that we’re always losing to plastic water bottles that destroy both the environment and our wallets, there was no solution to our liking. We believe access to clean water is a human right and are working with Water For People to be a part of the solution. SMITH & STARR donates 1% of every bag sold to Water For People.

Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00
NYC

Outing: Brooke Fox musical performance

  • Whitney Museum of American Art

Location: Floor Five, Neil Bluhm Family Galleries and Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

To complement the 2017 Whitney Biennial, award-winning vocalist Brooke Fox will provide a musical performance in the Susan and John Hess Family Theater. Fox will debut new songs from her forthcoming EP Hourglassing, a collection of songs about the discovery of self, relationship politics, identity fatigue, and transformation. Before the performance participants will explore the Whitney Biennial 2017 exhibition through truncated Verbal Description and Touch Tours led by expert educators. A reception will follow the program.

Brooke Fox is a vocalist, performance artist and disability advocate who was born with Albinism, a genetic condition causing a lack of pigment, extreme nearsightedness and sensitivity to light.  She has released two acclaimed albums of acoustic-driven songs and performed live in twenty-three states and eight countries. Fox became an advocate for artists with disabilities by sharing her story and songs with audiences at New York’s City Hall, the United Nations, and the United States Department of the Treasury. In 2015 Fox received an Envision Everyday Hero Award for her innovative work as Executive Director of Visionary Media, a non-profit providing professional resources for blind or visually impaired musicians.

This event is free. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call (212) 671-1823 or email accessfeedback@whitney.org to RSVP.

More information: http://whitney.org/Events/BrookeFoxHourglassingAccessProgram

Apr
5
12:00 pm12:00

Webinar: Can You See Me Now? Authentic Representation of People With Disabilities on Television

On Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 pm EST, the disability studies program at the CUNY School of Professional Studie invites you to further explore this timely topic by joining their webinar titled "Can You See Me Now? Authentic Representation of People with Disabilities on Television."

To register: https://sps.cuny.edu/about/events/webinar-can-you-see-me-now-authentic-representation-people-disabilities-television 

Apr
4
2:30 pm14:30
NYC

Outing: Easterseals Disability Film Challenge NYC Participant Meetup hosted by SAGAFTRA

  • SAGAFTRA

This will be a casual meet up event geared participants working together as teams, and or recruit people to join their teams. This will include filmmakers with and without disabilities – writers, directors, actors, designers and crew. Teams are required to include one or more artists with disabilities.

Additional details to come.

Mar
22
9:00 pm21:00
SF

Diversability SF Happy Hour

  • Covo

It's been one year since our launch in San Francisco! To celebrate, we'll be hosting an informal gathering of our community from 6-8pm PST at Covo.

Feel free to join. RSVP on Facebook: http://bit.ly/diversabilitysfhh

Mar
22
2:00 pm14:00
NYC

Outing: A conversation with global inclusion leader Haben Girma

  • Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library

A conversation about inclusion, self-advocacy and achieving our goals
With global inclusion leader Haben Girma (Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate, Forbes 30 under 30, 2013 White House Champion of Change, BBC Women of Africa Hero)

We hope you can join us on Wednesday, March 22, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, at the Heiskell library (community room, first floor)! Please email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or leave a message at (212) 621-0627 to register. We’ll send you a Google Hangouts invitation if you need to participate remotely. Visit TalkingBooks.nypl.org for directions and a calendar of other events.

Product Hunt LIVE with Diversability Founder Tiffany Yu
Mar
15
1:00 pm13:00

Product Hunt LIVE with Diversability Founder Tiffany Yu

Our founder Tiffany will be participating in a LIVE Chat on Product Hunt.

Product Hunt LIVE is a series of informal, Q&A style chats with entrepreneurs, authors, investors, entertainers and makers from all industries with the Product Hunt community. They are all an hour long and are open to anyone who signs up on Product Hunt. Previous LIVE guests include: Aileen Lee, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Horowitz, BJ Novak, Brit Morin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jessica Livingston, Jack Dorsey and Gesche Haas.

People can sign up to the session and ask early questions directly from this link: https://www.producthunt.com/live/tiffany-yu

Outing: The Rebound, A Documentary
Mar
5
2:00 pm14:00
NYC

Outing: The Rebound, A Documentary

  • JCC Manhattan

THE REBOUND, a viewing
Dir. Shaina Allen
65 min, USA, Documentary

Miami is a city known for its sports and diversity. For the Miami Heat Wheels, it is a city of opportunity, second chances, and a call to win—against all odds.

The Rebound follows the underdog journey of this wheelchair basketball team, as they strive for a national championship. This remarkable documentary delves into each player's tribulations and examines how the sport turned strangers on the verge of losing hope into brothers. It is a story of unwavering resolve and a testament to our innate ability to engage with life's toughest challenges, including those beyond what meets the eye. It is a story of unwavering resolve and a testament to our innate ability to connect and work together despite challenges.

For additional info about this viewing, email info@jccmanhattan.org.

Mar
2
5:00 pm17:00

Outing: Grappling with Cure

  • Tilden Room, MLK Jr. Student Union

Speaker: Eli Clare, Author of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

Cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed—serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Join writer and activist Eli Clare as he grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds.

This event is part of the School of Public Health's 2016-17 Dean's Speaker Series. It is cosponsored by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health, the UC Berkeley Disability Studies Program, the Disability Studies Cluster of the Haas institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and the DSP TRiO Program.

This event is free and open to the public, however please register using this form if you plan to attend. If the event reaches capacity, registered guests will receive priority seating until 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the talk.

Register

Outing: A conversation with Dr. Alette Coble-Temple and Rick Guidotti
Mar
1
4:00 pm16:00
SF

Outing: A conversation with Dr. Alette Coble-Temple and Rick Guidotti

  • JFKU Berkeley Campus

JFKU Museum Studies is pleased to be hosting JFKU PsychD Professor and 2016 Mrs. Wheelchair America, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple along with the founder and director of the non-profit organization, Positive Exposure, Rick Guidotti.

  • Gallery opens at noon (PST)
  • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Please RSVP to museum@jfku.edu

This event will be held in conjunction with our temporary exhibition, Patient No More: People With Disabilities Securing Civil Rights. The exhibition is presented by the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University, made possible with support from California Humanities, and traveled by Exhibit Envoy. Learn more about the exhibit and the history of the 504 protests at patientnomore.org.

This exhibit and accompanying events are sponsored by JFKU Museum Studies, Office of Student Affairs, and Disability Services .

About the presenters:

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Dr. Coble-Temple has dedicated her life to advancing the rights of those with disabilities across the nation. Her innovative teaching strategies, commitment to leadership development, publications, and presentations have been recognized by being appointed to national boards and committees, as well as being the recipient of the 2015 Kennedy Laureate award and the 2015 Harry Morrison Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award.  Her tenacity and perseverance guides her in her professional and personal endeavors as a professional woman, wife, mother, athlete, and community volunteer.

Rick Guidotti, an award winning photographer, has spent the past eighteen years collaborating internationally with advocacy organizations/NGOs, medical schools, universities, and other education institutions to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral, or intellectual difference. 

Rick is the founder and director of Positive Exposure, an innovative arts, education, and advocacy organization working with individuals living with genetic difference. Positive Exposure provides new opportunities to see individuals living with difference first and foremost as human beings rather than as a specific diagnosis. 

Feb
27
3:00 pm15:00
SF

Outing: Engineering Empathy- Creating an Inclusive Work Culture

  • Dev Bootcamp SF

Want to learn how to be a more effective ally to the marginalized people on your team? 

Join Dev Bootcamp for a free workshop on Creating an Inclusive Work Culture the flagship training from our new Corporate Engineering Empathy program.

What Is Engineering Empathy?

We developed our Engineering Empathy curriculum (also known as EE) to enhance the learning environment for our coding bootcamp students. By addressing the human side of software development, we help students work more effectively and collaboratively with others.

Based on our proven model of soft skills training, our corporate EE program is designed to help organizations promote personal development, inclusion and emotional intelligence.

The issues that we tackle —implicit bias, privilege, allyship, communication and feedback—are as pertinent in organizations as they are in the classroom.

Workshop Structure

Our hybrid curriculum includes both asynchronous online video content, followed by an in person 3-hour session facilitated by our team.

  • The short online 9 video series (3-5 mins each) will help to establish a shared language to talk about issues that prevent cultural inclusion like microaggressions, unconcious bias, or stereotype threat, as well as terms that may come up in conversation like privilege and intersectionality.

  • The live session focuses on the practical application of the knowledge built in the videos and actions we can all take to everyday to work towards inclusion on our teams.

Interested in joining? This workshop is limited to 20 attendees so be sure to RSVP soon!

Questions or Feedback: Email lateesha@devbootcamp.com

Register at Eventbrite

Feb
23
9:00 am09:00
NYC

Outing: Personhood and Civic Engagement by People with Disabilities

  • Cardozo School of Law (Lobby)

A Cardozo Law Review Annual Symposium

This annual, all-day conference from the Cardozo Law Review, the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy and the Center for Rights and Justice will discuss the barriers to personhood for persons with disabilities.

The Symposium will feature Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, as the Keynote Presenter, and Professor Samuel Bagenstos, as the Featured Lunchtime Speaker. Panels will focus on the topics of Personhood in Popular Culture, Exercising Legal Capacity, and the Uses of "Disability." Please click here to see the various panelists and panels and RSVP.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Cardozo Law Review
The Cardozo Law Review was established in 1979 and consistently ranks among the top law journals in the country. It publishes six issues per year, which contain articles and student notes on a variety of legal topics. The Law Reviewis dedicated to advancing empirical, interdisciplinary, and philosophical scholarship, as well as exploring cutting-edge national issues.

Outing: Accessibility, Mobility, and Design
Feb
8
2:00 pm14:00
NYC

Outing: Accessibility, Mobility, and Design

  • The Graduate Center, CUNY

Join the Futures Initiative on Wednesday, February 8 from 2-3 for “Accessibility, Mobility, and Design,” a conversation about the meaning of mobility and the role of design as a process that can cultivate a culture of accessibility that goes beyond accommodations. Sara Hendren (Olin College of Engineering) and April Coughlin (SUNY, New Paltz) will discuss physical, structural, and attitudinal barriers within and outside of the classroom that shape access to education for students with disabilities. The discussion will be moderated by Jessica Murray (Futures Initiative Fellow, GC Doctoral Student in Human Development).

Space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to join.

If you need any accommodations to be able to participate comfortably in this event, please contact us at futuresinitiative@gc.cuny.edu.

That's not all: Join a Twitter chat on Accessibility, Mobility, and Design from 3-4pm at the hashtag #fight4edu

The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room 9100
365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
2:00 – 3:00 In person and live stream event
3:00 – 4:00 Reception & Twitter chat
This event is co-sponsored by the CUNY Disability Scholars and the Center for the Humanities.

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Outing: Hustle Summit, An Epic Networking Event
Jan
27
3:30 pm15:30
NYC

Outing: Hustle Summit, An Epic Networking Event

  • Irving Plaza

Presented by FindSpark.com, Hustle Summit is the most epic networking event you’ll ever attend. We’ll connect you digitally and in-person to the coolest companies, greatest pros across all industries, and your future life-long friends. Recruiters from companies including Macmillan, Bustle, Eileen Fisher, TEKsystems, Live Nation and more will be there hiring for various skill sets, from marketing and design to editorial and tech.



When: Friday, January 27th, 3:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Irving Plaza, NYC
RSVP to the Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1790950584495465
Details and Tickets: hustlesummit.co
Use the code "Diversability40" for $40 off IRL tix

 

Jan
26
12:00 pm12:00
SF

Outing: DescribeAthon17

Help Make Video on the Web More Accessible for Blind Viewers

Online participation ALL-DAY

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, amateur and professional describers all over the world will participate in this day of description. Volunteer describers will describe as many YouTube videos of as many kinds as we can in a single day.

Join the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute from your own home or workplace, or by gathering with other volunteers at one of the in-person DescribeAthon meetups.

Volunteers will use YouDescribe – Smithg-Kettlewell's free, web-based tool for recording and playing audio description for any YouTube video.

Registered DescribeAthon participants will receive more information about using YouDescribe, techniques for describing video, and will be eligible for prizes ($25 Amazon gift cards) for such categories as:

  • Best Description of a Music Video
  • Best Description of an Educational Video or Documentary
  • Best Description of a Promotional Video or Commercial
  • Best Description of a How-To or Instructional Video
  • Most creative (Yet Effective) Description Style
  • Most Impressive Describer

Sign up
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Outing: Disability StartUP Network-Getting Started with the Business Model
Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30
DC

Outing: Disability StartUP Network-Getting Started with the Business Model

  • 1776 DC

A metope hosted by 2Gether-International. Meet other entrepreneurs with disabilities in the DC area, get inspired, and learn stuff (like how to find product market fit)!

Startup Community Manager at the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Steven A. Rodriguez, shows participants exactly how to get started with the Business Model Canvas, sharing some pertinent ground rules and some valuable best practices that the team has learned directly from using the Canvas in the field.

his event is sponsored by Gallaudet University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Live streaming with ASL interpreters to be included.

This event is free. Register here

Outing: Goin’ Up Girl’s Night presented by SheLift
Jan
11
Jan 12
LA

Outing: Goin’ Up Girl’s Night presented by SheLift

  • WeWork Culver City
shelift girls night event details

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!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goin-up-girls-night-presented-by-shelift-wework-culver-city-tickets-30498587095

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