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TUNE IN: January 21st - Disability Organizing in 2020

January 14, 2020

Organizers Forum: Disability Organizing in 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
10:00-11:00 am Pacific

Video link:
Call-in: 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 158 367 875#
or find your local number:

Hear some powerful disability leaders share their visions for 2020. How is community organizing in disability communities going? How strong are we? What can we do differently? How are we addressing racism and intersectionality? What challenges and opportunities do we face this coming year? Please join to share your own and engage in dialogue! 


  • Maria Town, President and CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

  • Sarah Jama, Co-Founder, Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO)

  • Marcie Roth, Executive Director and CEO, World Institute on Disability

  • Alice Wong, Founder and Project Coordinator, Disability Visibility Project (by pre-recorded video)

We'll be on video! Click the Zoom link above and turn on your webcam, or you can just call in from your phone. Please test your webcam and speakers before the call. 
Accommodations & CART: 

The call will have real-time captioning (CART) at: No username and password needed, when you log on at the time of the call.

To ask questions via CART: Sign-in to the chat function on the right side of the transcript and type your question. One of the call facilitators will read questions posted there. You can also type questions through the Zoom video portal.

Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1:00 p.m. and end the call promptly at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Thank you to the National Disability Leadership Alliance for sponsoring the captioning of this call. Thank you to Senior and Disability Action for providing the video conference service. If you need additional accommodations to participate in the call, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Mark your calendars! 

The Organizer's Forum has a call on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10AM-11AM PST. 

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The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally follow the format of a Welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for a few minutes on their experiences, advice and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period. 

Please share widely! 


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Welcome to the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) website! The DOnetwork calls to action the California Disability Communities and allies, through community organizing, advocacy, education, leadership development and coalition building to effect systems change in local, state and national issues.

The CFILC Disability Organizing Network is a statewide disability advocacy network of 28 Independent Living Centers and the communities they serve. In each center there is a full time staff person devoted to increasing civic participation through community organizing, education and advocacy around issues that affect the Disability Communities.