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.

End of Year Celebration: Disability, Art & Expression
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30
SF

End of Year Celebration: Disability, Art & Expression

It's been an incredible year for Diversability and we wanted to bring together our community and friends to celebrate! To close the year, we will be exploring different forms of art as a method of expressing our disability stories and experiences.

People of all abilities and from all communities are invited and welcome.

  • 6:30 doors open
  • 7:00 event begins with Mean Dave
  • 7:10 short film screening by Reid Davenport
  • 7:20 discussion on art & disability with all performers
  • 7:50 wrap up discussion with meditation led by Rowena O'Neill
  • 8:00 a couple songs by EVBM (Emotionally Vulnerable Brown Men)
  • 8:30-9:00 closing and good night! 
  • Master of Ceremonies Lida Tohidi

ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is wheelchair accessible. Captioning during performances and discussion provided by Ava 7:00-8:30pm PT. For additional accommodation requests, please email Tiffany at info@mydiversability.com by Monday, November 20.

Photo and video by Bahara Emami and Jing Flint.

Buy your tickets: http://diversabilitysfparty17.eventbrite.com

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Outing: What's Wrong with Fashion?
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Outing: What's Wrong with Fashion?

What’s Wrong With Fashion? (www/Fashion) brings together progress makers of the fashion world to diagnose today's problems and define solutions for a better future. Profits of the event will go to Open Style Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making style and clothing accessible to people of all abilities. The panel consists industry professionals/firms doing progressive work to move fashion forward. Confirmed speakers are from REFASHIOND, Eileen Fisher, Two Blind Brothers and Open Style Lab.

DATE & TIME
Wednesday, November 15th 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LOCATION
Parsons School of Design
63 Fifth Avenue, Hoerle Lecture Hall, UL105

PROGRAM
6:30 - 7:00 PM - Registration
7:00 - 8:00 PM - Panel Discussion
8:00 - 8:30 PM - Food & Drinks

Register: https://www.eventcombo.com/e/whats-wrong-with-fashion-29770

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Partner: Work Matters for All: Personal Stories of Disability and Professional Success
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00
NYC

Partner: Work Matters for All: Personal Stories of Disability and Professional Success

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Convened in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are excited to partner with Berkeley College for a panel discussion that spotlights individuals with physical, learning, and mental health disabilities who have been successful in a range of professional fields including, Legal Studies, Journalism, Human Services, and Workplace Management (featuring a few from the Diversability community). Hear about their unique achievements and challenges, their resources and support systems, and their advice for developing professional skills and pursuing dream-worthy career goals. A question and answer period will follow.

Event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by October 11 to secure seating and request accommodations: http://berkeleycollege.edu/work-matters-for-all.htm

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Partner: Tech Inclusion San Francisco
Oct
18
to Oct 20
SF

Partner: Tech Inclusion San Francisco

We are proud to be a partner of the #TechInclusion Conference, Career Fair & Startup Showcase in San Francisco.

Regardless of where you start your diversity and inclusion work, recruiting efforts MUST be paired with developing a truly inclusive culture — which means deliberately designing inclusive spaces, meetings, communications, decision-making and other processes; creating mentorship and leadership development programs; making compensation and promotion equitable; and much more. Join the conversation as we look at solutions and consider pathways for intentional growth!

More information (plus a 20% discount on tickets): https://sf17.techinclusion.co

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Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00
SF

Outing: SF Tech Council

Launched in 2015, the SF Tech Council is a multi-sector initiative that utilizes business, nonprofit, government and community collaboration to advance digital inclusion for older adults and people with disabilities.

Meetings are open to the public and we’d be delighted to have you join us. The Tech Council meets on the 3rdWednesday of the month, from 4:00-6:00 in San Francisco, often with a networking reception from 6:00-6:45.  

If you would like to attend, please get in touch so we can help the Council plan for the right number of attendees.

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Outing: The CMX Summit 2017
Sep
19
to Sep 20
LA

Outing: The CMX Summit 2017

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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

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Partner: FWD Collective Summit for Women & Diversity
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

Partner: FWD Collective Summit for Women & Diversity

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We are proud to be a part of the FWD Collective Summit Chicago.

This is a one day summit dedicated to discussions on professional inclusion, business development, venture capital, and building teams. FWD Collective is a collective dedicated to professional inclusion hosting summits internationally featuring women, P.O.C., & under-represented communities connecting emerging entrepreneurs with established business professionals.

8:00 AM - 8:30 PM (Central Standard Time)

For more information: http://fwdcollective.io/event/chicago17tickets (use code DIVERSABILITYFWD for 20% off)

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Aug
22
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Beyond Diversity 101: Learning from the Perspectives of People with Disabilities in Tech

On Tuesday, August 22nd, from 2-3:30 pm PST, The Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University invites recruiters, managers, human resource professionals, and disabled people in tech to join our free webinar “Beyond Diversity 101: Learning from the Perspectives of People with Disabilities in Tech.”

To join us, please RSVP.  This webinar is captioned and slides will be audio described. Blind participants are encouraged to use the call-in number as the webinar platform is not yet compatible with all screen readers.

RSVP: https://sfsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/26d3cf9c235e9d687510d14dfea9e911

More details: https://longmoreinstitute.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/beyond-diversity-101-learning-from-the-perspectives-of-people-with-disabilities-in-tech-free-webinar-opportunity/

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Wonder Women Tech Women & Diversity Conference #WWT2017 #WeAreChangemakers
Aug
18
to Aug 20
LA

Wonder Women Tech Women & Diversity Conference #WWT2017 #WeAreChangemakers

  • Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Join Diversability at Disability Pride Parade NYC
Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00
NYC

Join Diversability at Disability Pride Parade NYC

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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. 

If you would like to march with us, please plan to meet us at 10am on July 9 at Union Square Park. To reserve your spot with us, please send your RSVP to francesca@mydiversability.com. If you sign up with us, we’ll get in touch with more details about meeting place and time.

If you are unable to attend the Parade due to chronic illness or disability, we are partnering with Suffering the Silence's #MarchingWithMe so that you can be present! Sign up as a Supporter at http://www.sufferingthesilence.com/marching-with-me and we will pair you up with one of our Marchers.

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. 

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Outing: Disability Pride Philadelphia Parade and Celebration

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. 

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Outing: Suffering the Silence Launch & Gallery Reception
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

Outing: Suffering the Silence Launch & Gallery Reception

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"

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Outing: No Barriers Summit 2017
Jun
1
to Jun 4

Outing: No Barriers Summit 2017

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.

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May
6
5:00 PM17:00
SF

Outing: Superfest Showcase: International Disability Film Festival

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

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

Outing: New York Metro Abilities Expo

  • New Jersey Convention & Expo Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Live Well and Thrive: Unplugged
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30
SF

Live Well and Thrive: Unplugged

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

 

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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

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

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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 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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/

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Benefit Yoga Class for Water Equality
Apr
9
1:30 PM13:30
SF

Benefit Yoga Class for Water Equality

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.

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00
NYC

Outing: Brooke Fox musical performance

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

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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 

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Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30
NYC

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

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Mar
22
2:00 PM14:00
NYC

Outing: A conversation with global inclusion leader Haben Girma

  • Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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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

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