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Webinar: Breaking Barriers to Voting

Date: October 18, 2018

Presenter: Zach Baldwin (AAPD), Kristina Majewski (Disability Rights DC), Maggie Knowles (Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities - South Carolina), Esther Harlow (Disability Rights Oregon), Mark Leamen (Disability Rights Iowa)

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Join this collaborative webinar hosted by the DOnetwork and the REV UP Campaign to learn more about barriers to voting.

The webinar will explore polling place accessibility, poll worker training, how to navigate voting barriers, vote by mail accessibility, and knowing your rights as a disabled voter. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions. Webinar presenters include Disability Rights DC, Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities (South Carolina), Disability Rights Oregon, and Disability Rights Iowa.

The REV UP Campaign, launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in 2016, is a nonpartisan initiative that coordinates with national, state, and local disability organizations to increase the political power of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. The Campaign focuses on voter registration, education, access, and engagement. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Learn more at www.aapd.com/REVUP.

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Polling and Research on Senior and Disabled Voters for the 2018 Election

Date: September 24, 2018

Presenter: Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners

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Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners, will be sharing findings around voters with disabilities and seniors as an important segment of the electorate. It is clear that in this political moment it is vital to engage every demographic and understanding their voting patterns is necessary to do this well. People with disabilities and seniors must be well represented in the U.S. political system in order to have a representative democracy. Seniors and people with disabilities are beginning to engage in patterns of voting more Democratically in recent years and it is important to know how to engage their politics and discuss which issues are important to them. Her talk will focus on publicly available polling, as well as her own insight into these demographics - including the generic congressional ballot, President Trump's job approval, and voting in the 2018 election.
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Access Barriers to Voter Education

Date: September 21, 2018

Presenter: National Council on Independent Living & Center for Disability Empowerment

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Join this collaborative webinar hosted by the DOnetwork and the REV UP Campaign to learn more about barriers to accessing election information, including information on candidates and the issues.

The webinar will explore how political campaigns, hosts of candidate forums, and election officials can make their materials and information more accessible to people with disabilities. Webinar presenters include the National Council on Independent Living and the Center for Disability Empowerment.

The REV UP Campaign, launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in 2016, is a nonpartisan initiative that coordinates with national, state, and local disability organizations to increase the political power of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. The Campaign focuses on voter registration, education, access, and engagement. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Learn more at www.aapd.com/REVUP.
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REV UP Webinar: Registering to Vote and Accessibility Barriers

Date: August 30, 2018

Presenter: League of Women Voters, VoteRiders, and Disability Rights California

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Join this REV UP Campaign webinar to learn more about registering to vote and related accessibility barriers. The webinar will explore how to conduct accessibility voter registration drives, voter ID laws, and common accessibility barriers that people with disabilities may encounter during the registration process. Webinar presenters include the League of Women Voters, VoteRiders, and Disability Rights California.

The REV UP Campaign, launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in 2016, is a nonpartisan initiative that coordinates with national, state, and local disability organizations to increase the political power of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. The Campaign focuses on voter registration, education, access, and engagement. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! Learn more at www.aapd.com/REVUP.

Advocating for Increased Accessibility with Additional HAVA Funds

Date: June 14, 2018

Presenter: U.S. Election Assistance Commission, National Disability Rights Network, American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP

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This REV UP Campaign webinar will explain the recently released Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding meant to help states to improve their election security and election accessibility. Mark Abbott from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will explain the funds available, how they can be used, and how states can apply for it. Michelle Bishop from the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will discuss how to advocate to state election officials to consider election accessibility as part of the plan to increase election security. Participants will have multiple opportunities to ask questions. We encourage all people who care about election accessibility, from individual advocates to organizational staff, to attend. A registration link will be available soon.

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Outreach and Messaging to Attract Diverse Allies and Partners

Date: November 29, 2017

Presenter: Ted Jackson, CFILC Community Organizing Consultant

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This webinar will build on last Fall's DOnetwork training "Organizing Within An Intersectional Framework by exploring strategies and tactics for inclusion. We will begin with a baseline understanding of the needs community organizers have to build diverse teams for actions and advocacy. Then train on strategies for building inclusive stakeholder groups and develop messages that attract new and diverse populations to join our teams. This is a good webinar training for all disability organizers, but is key for those working in the California Independent Living Network seeking to achieve the diversity goals in the State Plan for Independent Living.

Click here to download the transcripts to the training:
http://disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/docs/Training-112917-Captioner-Captioning.docx

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Organizing Within an Intersectional Framework

Date: September 29, 2017

Presenter: Katherine Perez (National Coalition of Latinx with Disabilities) , Leonor Vanik (Latino Disability Foundation and Forum)

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This training asks participants who work with individuals with disabilities to consider how organizing within an intersectional framework shapes our work. Participants will assess their knowledge/practice of reaching out to, and working effectively with, individuals with multiply marginalized identities. Trainers will deconstruct the common stereotypes and the culture of cis-gendered, hetero-patriarchal whiteness that impacts how we view and approach individuals with disabilities and disability rights/justice. Through training, large group discussion, and individual exercises, we will build on our individual and organizational capacities to work within inclusive frameworks. Merging theory with praxis, participants will be challenged to imagine and execute strategies to create safe and equitable environments that work for all people.

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Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: Community Organizing with Senior Populations

Date: August 31, 2017

Presenter: Brendan Kelly: Alliance for Retired Americans

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The Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) is continuing our community organizing training under our Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture series by hosting the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA). This webinar gives an overview of the Alliance for Retired Americans, one of the few non-union affiliates of the AFL-CIO that represents more than 4 million retirees. With state chapters in 35 states, the Alliance for Retired Americans is organized as an organization of organizations and is governed by it's members. By providing the information for how the Alliance is organized, this presentation will illuminate some of the best practices for working with Alliance members. Webinar participants will interact with ARA staff to learn about their programming and priority issues, then receive training about the grassroots strategies for organizing with seniors and aging adults.

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People with Disabilities and Our Right to Vote Training Webinar

Date: September 26, 2016

Presenter: Fred Nisen, Disability Rights California; Dolores Tejada, Community Resources for Independent Living

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Supporting people with disabilities is a crucial part of independence. Learn about the rights of people with disabilities to vote in California and the recent law regarding people under conservatorship and their right to vote. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge about who can vote. The second half of the webinar will cover outreach strategies for reaching these populations.

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National Disability Voter Registration Organizing and Training Webinar

Date: May 24, 2016

Presenter: Zach Baldwin (AAPD), Helena Berger (AAPD), Michelle Bishop (NDRN), Jim Dickson (NCIL), Chris Griffin (DLC-MA), Ted Jackson (CFILC & DOnetwork), Bob Kafka (ADAPT & REV UP-TX)

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As part of the DOnetwork's 2016 #VoteDisability Get-Out-The-Vote campaign we are pleased and excited to host the REV UP campaigns and partners from around the country for this webinar to prepare for "National Disability Voter Registration Week" (NDVRW) July 11-15, 2016. The goal of NDVRW is to build disability community political and electoral power by increasing registration of voters with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. The webinar will aid organizers from across the country to hold their own voter registration events, both in person and online. Participants will learn the best practices for growing the capacity of your own local voter registration effort from professional campaign organizers and disability policy advocates. It is our hope that communities across America will take part in week of civic engagement during July 11-15, 2016 which will ultimately prepare the disability community to increase our voter turnout for the November 2016 General Election. NDRVW partners include the American Association of People with Disabilities, ADAPT, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, DOnetwork, National Disability Rights Network, National Council on Independent Living, Disability Law Center, the REV UP Texas & Massachusetts campaigns, #CripTheVote Social media campaign and the #VoteDisability campaign. 2016 is our year to increase the disability vote and begin building electoral power and hold our elected officials accountable - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Making Your Campaign Accessible: Social Media

Date: May 11, 2016

Presenter: Emily Ladau, Maddy Ruvolo, Dolores Tejada, Alice Wong

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Please join us for this second webinar in this series, which will explore how you can make your campaign's social media voter outreach more accessible for voters with disabilities. There are 36 Million eligible voters with disabilities across America and in 2012 they ranked the second largest minority voting bloc. Many people with disabilities look at accessibility as a determining factor for their vote. This webinar is perfect for candidates, campaign and political party staff or non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and get-out-the-vote. This webinar will begin by reviewing statistics about voters with disabilities and their historical voting trends. Then we will dig deeper into creating an accessible social media experience on outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The webinar will include how-to information about access tools like imbedding text into pictures so that blind people using screen readers can enjoy their meaning . This how-to training will also share resources and referrals for campaigns to find help in their quest to become more available to an estimated 20% of the eligible electorate. Feel free to share this opportunity with your networks - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Making Your Campaign Accessible: Website and Online Tools

Date: April 7, 2016

Presenter: Michelle Bishop, National Disability Rights Network

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Please join us for this webinar exploring how you can make your campaign's online voter outreach more accessible for people with disabilities. This webinar is perfect for candidates, campaign and political party staff or non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and get-out-the-vote. There are 36 Million eligible voters with disabilities across America and in 2012 they ranked the second largest minority voting bloc. Many people with disabilities look at accessibility as a determining factor for their vote. This webinar will begin by exploring disability-friendly and culturally inclusive concepts that campaign can easily fold in to their own campaign culture. Then we will dig deeper into creating accessible documents and creating an accessible website with a focus on content, navigation and software compatibility. This how-to training will also share resources and referrals for campaigns to find help in their quest to become more available to an estimated 20% of the electorate. Feel free to share this opportunity with your networks - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: Thinking Out of the Box - Self Determination

Date: February 10, 2016

Presenter: Cheryl Hewitt, SCDD Statewide Self Advocacy Network

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This is presented by members of the Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN), a program of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The SSAN connects self-advocates, their communities and statewide organizations to increase advocacy among persons with disabilities. In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program, which will provide consumers and their families with more freedom, control, and responsibility in choosing services and supports to help them meet objectives in their Individual Program Plan. This webinar will provide general information on how Self Determination will work. This is a great webinar for consumer, staff and parents that are looking for a new way to have their services provided. This is the 1st webinar giving initial information. Once the Self Determination waiver is approved for California another webinar will follow with more detailed information. Please join us to get the current information on Self Determination.

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Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: Employment First

Date: August 18, 2015

Presenter: Statewide Self Advocacy Members: Kecia Weller (Tarjan Center), Lisa Cooley (Sacramento Regional Center), Ted Jackson (CFILC)

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This is presented by members of the Statewide Self Advocacy Network (SSAN), a program of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The SSAN connects self-advocates, their communities and statewide organizations to increase leadership by persons with disabilities. This webinar will explore their grassroots organizing to promote California's Employment First policy that was signed into law in October 2013 by Governor Brown. "Employment First" provides that opportunities for integrated, competitive employment shall be given the highest priority for working age individuals with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. California became the 12th state in the nation to enact such a policy. This is a great webinar for activists or people with disabilities seeking employment - everyone is welcome to join us!

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Conversations in Civic Courage: Immigration Equality

Date: June 18, 2015

Presenter: Caroline Dessert (Immigration Equality Executive Director), Pamela Denzer (Immigration Equality Asylum Program Supervisor)

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The DOnetwork's webinar series "Conversations in Civic Courage" explores the best practices and lessons learned from diverse movements for social justice. The goal of this series is to showcase examples of success that disability organizers can implement into their own work to organize accessible communities. Please join us in welcoming our partners in social justice at Immigration Equality for a 90 minute webinar in this series. Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been representing LGBT and HIV-positive asylum seekers, detainees, and binational couples, who are fighting for safety, fair treatment, and freedom. Immigration Equality represents people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV status. Their team of legal experts has won asylum for more than 600 LGBT and HIV-positive individuals. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, schoolmates, colleagues and caregivers for

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Conversations in Civic Courage: Organizing Diverse Communities for Better Air Quality

Date: April 20, 2015

Presenter: Yvonna Cazares (Bay Area Air Quality Management District)

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The DOnetwork's webinar series "Conversations in Civic Courage" explores the best practices and lessons learned from diverse movements for social justice. The goal of this series is to showcase examples of success that disability organizers can implement into their own work to organize accessible communities. This webinar "Organizing Diverse Communities for Better Air Quality" will give participants the opportunity to learn how to better address environmental issues affecting disability. Helping all families better understand the air they breathe, the regulations that control it, and the role we all play in ensuring our air quality improves is critical to building greener cities, strengthening community, and advancing policy positions on carbon reduction. Many communities can face disproportionate levels of air pollution as well as other climate impacts and have a voice in decision-making. Learn about different strategies to engage diverse communities for better air quality by participating in this webinar.

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Conversations in Civic Courage: Overcoming Voter Information Challenges for Limited English Proficient and Disabled Voters

Date: October 16, 2014

Presenter: Michelle Romero (Policy Director, Claiming Our Democracy Project, The Greenlining Institute

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The Greenlining Institute (www.greenlining.org) is a racial and economic justice nonprofit that works to ensure all communities have access to achieve their American Dream. To achieve this vision, Greenlining's Claiming Our Democracy Program works to ensure that communities of color have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

In 2012, they conducted a series of community input sessions across California to learn what's working and what's not when it comes to official voter information in under-served communities. They'll outline some of challenges identified by limited-English proficient and disabled voters, and share what they're doing to improve information and information delivery for these voters. Topics will include the Secretary of State's new policy for tracking voter preference data, use of plain language, and translation issues.

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Access Now Statewide Briefing: New Polling on Voter Attitudes toward Disability Issues

Date: October 10, 2014

Presenter: Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, RespectAbility

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The October installment of this monthly briefing the Disability Organizing Network is pleased to host Jennifer Mizrahi from RespectAbility, a national disability rights organization. Ms. Mizrahi will explore new polling of voters in the twelve key U.S. Senate battleground states for Election 2014 and review the findings of similar research regarding employment for people with disabilities in California. The non-partisan poll was conducted by two leading "beltway" pollsters from Washington, D.C.: Democrat Stan Greenberg (Ph.D.) and Republican Whit Ayres (Ph.D.). Although the poll was conducted in the 12 battleground states (AK, AR, CO, GA, IA, KY, LA, MI, MT, NH, NC, and WV) for this election, researchers say that the results mirror national attitudes and trends toward disability related issues and are applicable to the California electorate. Please join us by webinar to discuss how this poll reveals positive opportunities ahead of us in the road to organizing for accessible communities!

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Power of the Disability Vote: Know Your Rights

Date: October 2, 2014

Presenter: Fred Nisen (Attorney, Disability Rights California

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Disability Rights California has prepared a presentation which acknowledges that there are an estimated 35 million Americans with disabilities and only 15 million of them vote! It describes voting as "vital to democracy, the key to change, that it is all-American and that voting is cool". The presentation emphasizes a voter's right to a private and accessible ballot. The presentation touches on both federal and state law which supports these important rights, such as the right to accessible polling places, accessible voting systems and curbside voting. Lastly, the presentation mentions such areas as the right to vote for people under a conservatorship, service animals and needs of voters who have hearing disabilities. Everyone is welcome to join us for this important educational webinar!

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National Voter Registration Day 2014!

Date: August 27, 2014

Presenter: Veda Florez (Marin County Elections and League of Women Voters of the Bay Area)

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Election 2014 is fast approaching and the DOnetwork will be taking steps to make sure people with disabilities have an opportunity to register to vote - including participation in National Voter Registration Day! This webinar will feature Veda Florez, am election outreach professional with years of experience registering people to vote. We will learn about voter registration guidelines and best practices, then hear about plans to make an impact on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on September 23, 2014. This year is especially important for the DOnetwork on September 23rd, since our members successfully advocated for NVRD to include the "Voters with Disabilities" as a community group selection in their national campaign.

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Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: The ADA Legacy Project

Date: March 19, 2014

Presenter: Mark Johnson, Director of Advocacy, Shepherd Center

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This webinar will introduce participants to The ADA Legacy Project and explore organizing opportunities related to the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The mission of The ADA Legacy Project is to honor the contributions of people with disabilities and their allies by:
• preserving and promoting the history of the disability rights movement;
• celebrating the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as other related disability rights legislation and accomplishments; and
• educating the public to create opportunities for inclusion, access, and equal rights for the future.

Before the webinar visit http://adalegacy.com/.

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DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities

Date: January 27, 2014

Presenter: Ted Jackson, CFILC Community Organizing Director

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This webinar is a great opportunity for new and long-time Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) members to explore California's network for systems change organizing and prepare for future advocacy. We will learn the history and structure of the DOnetwork, hear about advocacy success and discuss the Access Now Campaigns to build accessible communities. Participants will also take part in an interactive community organizing skills training to prepare them to be Access Now Leader in the DOnetwork. Join Us-there's something for everyone!

Here are the links to the archived webinar videos (Part 1 & 2), and the PowerPoint presentation used during the webinar:

DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities YouTube Video (Part 1)
DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities YouTube Video (Part 2)
DOnetwork 101: Organizing to Build Accessible Communities PowerPoint Presentation (11M)

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Dialogues in Disability Pride and Culture: The Independent Living Philosophy and History

Date: January 15, 2014

Presenter: Christina N. Mills (CFILC Deputy Director)

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This interactive webinar will explore the birth of the Independent Living Movement and the models and messages that have kept the disability community advocating for increased access. We will learn about how the movement began with folks like Ed Roberts and the Rolling Quads in Berkeley, CA, then see how far their advocacy advanced the movement. Participants will also have a chance to learn important information and tools for creating change and increasing access in their own communities.

Click here for the PowerPoint presentation from the webinar:
http://disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/docs/ILTraining-for-DOnetwork-01152014.ppt

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Southern California ACCESS NOW Leadership Academy

Date: January 8, 2014

Presenter: Dina Garcia, Ted Jackson, Christina Mills, Mary Zendejas and more to come!

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Please join the DOnetwork's Southern California Access Now Campaign for a 7-week Leadership Academy at your local Independent Living Center (ILC). This class will give participants the opportunity to learn skills and techniques for leadership from accomplished disability community members. Whether you are interested in representing the disability community on an appointed board or commission, or to become a better community organizer - this class will cover the basics. Participants will attend in-person at their local Independent Living Centers (ILC's) listed below. Class locations will connect by webinar, then breakout for on-site group discussion and a weekly quiz. Dates: January 8th, January 15th, January 22nd, January 29th, February 5th, February 12th and February 19th. Everyone is welcome!

DOnetwork and YO! Disability Pride and Culture Webinar Series: Disability on the Big Screen

Date: September 24, 2013

Presenter: Catherine Kudlick, PhD and Emily Smith Beitiks, PhD

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This webinar will explore what goes into the making of the Superfest Disability Film Festival and give participants a glance into this year's "Dissies." The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind are pleased to announce the return of Superfest, the longest running disability film festival! This year's Superfest event will take a powerful look backward to explore the worst of the worst in the film representation of disability. We'll feature many telling examples of how far we've come and we'll highlight the worst of the worst with a new trophied award, "the Dissies." Superfest International Disability Film Festival will dazzle you with a fun evening that is sure to be filled with laughter and entertainment. Superfest is a powerful event that encourages people to discuss how representations of disabilities influence film, and how disabled individuals experience these representations. This year's Superfest will consist of a special event, "The Dissies," modeled after the acclaimed Razzies. We will contemplate disability in film by recognizing and reclaiming the more regrettable representations of disability in movies. We asked our disability communities to nominate the films in which negative portrayals of disability most affected them. We gleaned through each nomination to find the most "dis"enchanting moments to show at the festival. After showing a short clip from each nominee, the audience - you - will have the opportunity to vote for the worst of the worst.

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Conversations in Civic Courage: Approaches To Working With LGBT Populations

Date: December 19, 2012

Presenter: Willy Wilkinson, MPH

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This workshop will describe the breadth of terms, identities, and concepts associated with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) communities, as well as socioeconomic, health, and legal issues that LGBT people face. Participants will learn to utilize culturally appropriate language and behavior for addressing and working with LGBT populations, and develop culturally competent organizational systems and service approaches for working with LGBT individuals and families. Interactive, solutions-oriented, and fun, this webinar provides opportunities for learning and problem solving at all knowledge levels. Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer and public health consultant who has worked extensively with health service providers, educational institutions, and social justice organizations to develop culturally competent service approaches for LGBT populations. Nationally recognized for his expertise in transgender public health issues, Willy also has extensive experience with communities of color, substance users, sex workers, youth, and people with disabilities. Willy earned a Masters in Public Health in Community Health Education from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Women's Studies from UC Santa Cruz. As a trainer, Willy employs a welcoming, interactive, non-punishing approach that honors participants' expertise and welcomes all questions, at all knowledge levels. For more information, visit www.willywilkinson.com.

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Securing Affordable and Accessible Housing Opportunities and Housing and Urban Development 811 Program

Date: December 5, 2012

Presenter: Alan Toy, Leila Towry-Kumar, Michael Allen, Sarah triano, Leslie Brewer and Jeff Michaelson

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The training will discuss the HUD 811 program from a historical perspective and highlight opportunities for the creation of new housing models to support the Olmstead Initiative. The training team will present background on the latest Department of Rehabilitation partnership with Housing and Community Development, on the submission of a proposal to fund a new 811 pilot program that emphasizes de-institutionalization and housing for people living with physical disabilities. Are we ready for these opportunities? How do our advocacy efforts lead to the creation of new housing? What does it take for form successful developer relationships and how can Independent Living Centers prepare for new housing opportunities in the context of the loss of redevelopment funding.

Here are the YouTube video archives from the webinar:

Part I ? http://youtu.be/HmIkb8LE_bw
Part II - http://youtu.be/u8fEzUBuOss

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Developing Trainings and Workshops

Date: November 20, 2012

Presenter: Cynde Soto, Ted Jackson

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This webinar will be explore techniques on how to develop and plan your own trainings and workshops for organizing, campaigns, advocacy team education. Participants will learn from a "Train The Trainer" model used in local and national campaigns. They will also explore the experience of SCNet Advocates who developed their own 10-week community organizing and advocacy training from planning to execution and graduation.

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Voter Education Forum: California Ballot Initiatives

Date: October 18, 2012

Presenter: You - the Voter

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An educated voter is the freest voter. People with disabilities have important decision to make at the ballot box this year. The SCNet has been engaging the disability community through a voter education campaign in local communities across the state. Recently we hosted a statewide voter education forum by webinar featuring speakers on both sides of three issues chosen by people with disabilities through a survey. Please join the SCNet by watching the captioned video of our voter education forum.

For information about these and other intiatives that will be on the 2012 California Ballot please check out the League of Women Voters' Easy Voter Guide.

Or you can learn more about voter education happening in your area by contacting your local SCNet Organizer.

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Growing Your Disability Community

Date: September 6, 2012

Presenter: Karter Muehlig, Lillibeth Navarro, Cynde Soto, Jack Garcia and Ted Jackson

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This webinar training will examine the experiences, best practices and lessons learned of SCNet Organizers and ILC Staff working to build coalitions in the Native American, Asian-Pacific Islander, Faith, Aging and HIV communities. In three sections, speakers will include the culturally relevant history and present day connections to disability of the communities listed above. In a final fourth section to this webinar, we will discussed techniques and practices for strategizing and executing plans to build new coalitions for your local grassroots disability community. Coalition strategy materials and worksheets will be provided electronically.

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Empowering the Disability Vote

Date: August 30, 2012

Presenter: Ted Jackson, George Sharp, Phil Shepard

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This webinar will demonstrate the tools and techniques used for conducting a non-partisan get-out-the-vote campaign. We will include supporter identification and list building, as well as concentrate on tracking measurable results. Participants will learn about planning and executing voter outreach, early voting and Election Day voter attrition and accessible voting.

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Organizing Meetings

Date: August 9, 2012

Presenter: Denika Boardman, Ted Jackson, Laura Mancha, George Sharp, Dolores Tejada

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This webinar is a "how to" for planning and facilitating meetings from large to small. Participants will learn commonly used techniques for team based planning, creating an agenda or program, inviting speakers and participants, accessibility, interactive skills and data retention. This training can be useful for folks planning committee meetings or community forums.

Click the "Play Video" Button on the bottom right to watch the webinar, and also Click Here to Download (2.7 MB) the handouts from the webinar.

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Building the Disability Vote

Date: July 23, 2012

Presenter: Ted Jackson, Jeff Cowen, Fred Nisen

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This webinar will examine the history of voting in America and the process of voter inclusion that has led to empowering the Disability vote. The training will include voter registration materials, resources and regulations, plus outreach techniques for building a sustainable disability voter community in California.

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Learn About Elluminate Training and How to Make it Work for Your Organizing Team

Date: April 2, 2012

Presenter: Allan Friedman

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Join us to learn how to use Elluminate to make your meetings and webinars more efficient and useful! This training will cover how to moderate a webinar or meeting in the Elluminate platform, including how to use outside links, visit websites and work on shared documents? all in a virtual meeting room! Learn how to guide participants through a virtual meeting and what tools are available to you.

How to Put the FAIR Education Act Into Action

Date: January 27, 2012

Presenter: Kirk Aranda

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In celebration of Ed Roberts' Day and Disability History, learn about the FAIR Education Act, and how you can work with local school districts to help determine what and how disability history is taught the schools in your community.

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Getting the Message Out

Date: August 25, 2011

Presenter: Nikki Pasqual, MPPA

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Enhancing Advocacy Through Effective Communication about Olmstead.

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Follow the Money

Date: July 21, 2011

Presenter: Stephen Kaye, PhD and Laurel Mildred, MSW

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Using Cost-Effectiveness in Advocacy for Long-term Services and Supports.

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The Game-Changing Strategy

Date: June 23, 2011

Presenter: Laurel Mildred, MSW

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Building an Effective System of Long-term Services and Supports through Implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act.

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There's No Place Like Home

Date: May 19, 2011

Presenter: Steve Gold, ADA Attorney

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The HUD HOME Investment Partnership Presents an Opportunity to Support Housing for People Transitioning From Institutions.

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Critical Issues in Olmstead Implementation

Date: April 27, 2011

Presenter: Laurel Mildred, MSW

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Overview, Policy Framework and Review of Litigation.

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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.