Disability Rights

Disability Advocates ADA Celebration

Date: 
Mon, Jul 23, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

City:

The ADA Celebration is a community event to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There will be entertainment, food, a visual art activity led by Artists Creating Together (ACT) as well as community partners offering information about services that are available and could benefit individuals with disabilities.

******Arrive and check-in (at gate) between 5:00 - 5:40 to get a door prize ticket for your chance to win an awesome prize from one of our community partners!******

Location: 
Kent District Library - Kentwood Branch

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Standing Up For Special Education (#GRstands)

Date: 
Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

(1) Community (#GRstands) Rally at 5:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

2) The public GRPS Board of Education meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in supporting those who will share their stories, experiences, or understanding. Feel free to let us know if you might be interested in sharing too. :)

Location: 
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Address: 
1331 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

Disability Justice for Detroit Farms and Gardens

Date: 
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

City:

Join us for an open panel discussion about the WHYS, and HOWS, of Detroit farms and gardens becoming more INCLUSIVE and ACCESSIBLE for ALL. Light food and fellowship. Sponsored by Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Detroit Food Policy Council and University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.

https://www.facebook.com/events/223472044854750/

Location: 
University of Michigan Detroit Center
Address: 
3663 Woodward Avenue, Suite 150, Detroit, Michigan 48201

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Monthly membership meeting

Date: 
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

City:

Speakers will be Kristin Milefchik, a disability rights advocate and former Ms. Wheelchair Michigan speaking on current disability rights issues on both the local and larger state and federal levels and Jenny McCardell, candidate for Rochester Hills City Council - At Large

https://www.facebook.com/events/1124733154292980/

Location: 
Oxford Public Library
Address: 
530 Pontiac Rd, Oxford, Michigan 48371

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First meeting of the new MDP Disability Caucus

Date: 
Sat, May 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

City:

Come out for the first public meeting being held by the MDP Disability Caucus! We will be getting to know all of our amazing members, discussing what we hope to accomplish over the next year, and beginning the work of staffing our committees. There will be light refreshments served, and a 50/50 raffle to begin the necessary work of building our caucus treasury for the work ahead.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1560179087349970/

Location: 
UAW Local 600
Address: 
10550 Dix, Dearborn, Michigan 48120

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Large Protest Announced Against Mayor Fouts by Members of Disabled-Rights, African-American, and Religious Faith Communities

Date: 
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

City:

Don't forget protest at Warren community center. I need everyone to come bring many people and signs too..

This protest is against Mayor faults please come on time 6pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rev. W.J. Rideout III, Founder of Defenders of Truth& Justice

Contact: Jackie Marvin, Warren Special Needs Advocate, Creator of “Out with Fouts” Activist Group

Rev. Rideout Cell: (313) 492-5009

Jackie Marvin: Cell: (586) 222-5645

Location: 
Warren Community Center: 5460 Arden Ave., Warren Michigan 48092 US

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Presentation:Defective, Deficient, Burdensome: Thinking About Bad Bodies

Date: 
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

City:

Join Eli Clare as he uses history, storytelling, and poetry to examine the ways in which some bodies and communities are named as bad and disposable. Ranging widely from police brutality to disability-based bullying, he reveals the deep damage done by the notion of defectiveness. Weaving hope, critical analysis and compassionate storytelling together in his work on disability and queerness, he insists on the twine of race, class, gender, sexuality and disability.

Location: 
Michigan Union

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