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Monday, March 2, 2015

Disability Visibility Project in Chicago April 11. May 7

Spring has sprung and Disability Visibility Project is humbled and astounded by the response of people with disabilities with our call to record disability history one story at a time.

We are delighted that the great people at StoryCorps in Chicago (located at the Chicago Cultural Center) will reserve two days this April and May for members of the Chicagoland disability community.

Disability Visibility Project Day at StoryCorps Chicago will take place on:
Saturday, April 11: 10 am-4 pm
Thursday, May 7: 1 pm-7 pm
Each day will have six appointments available. Please email Alice Wong, if you are interested and she will send you a reservation link for these appointments only: alicat155@gmail.com

First come, first serve. Availability not guaranteed. You are also welcome to make a general reservation if those dates don’t work for you (see link below).

The Disability Visibility Project is a yearlong grassroots campaign to document the stories of people with disabilities in celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2015.

In partnership with StoryCorps, the national oral history organization, Disability Visibility Project encourages people to record and archive their unique and powerful stories at StoryCorps’ recording studios in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and in StoryCorps’ mobile recording booth that travels from city to city throughout the United States.

A special thank you to our media partner, ADA 25 Chicago, an initiative that will be planning various events in Chicago commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They will be helping us with outreach to the Chicago-area disability community.

Helpful links
Reservations: https://storycorps.org/reservations/
What-to-Expect: http://storycorps.org/what-to-expect/
Frequently Asked Questions: http://storycorps.org/about/faqs/
For more information (location, hours) about StoryCorps Chicago:http://storycorps.org/chicago/
For general questions and about accessibility or alternate formats:http://storycorps.org/contact/

PRESS RELEASE: http://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/2015/03/01/dvp-day-at-storycorps-chicago-411-57/

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