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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Disability Visibility Project Listening Event: Chicago October 14th

The Disability Visibility Project Listening Event

From Day 1 of the disability rights movement, story telling has been an important part of the community's history.  Stories allow us to reach wider audiences, share our experiences, express our culture, and build our community.
Two people posing for the camera before a StoryCorps Backdrop

This year, in the spirt of storytelling and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,  Alice Wong launched The Disability Visibility Project, which aims to "collect the diverse voices of people in the disability community and preserve their history."  Wong partnered with StoryCorps and together, they have captured the experiences of the disability community. Working with Access Living, Friedman Place, Project Onward and Thresholds, throughout 2015, StoryCorps has recorded stories from community members, friends, and families across the disability spectrum.

On Wednesday, October 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Access Living is hosting an event that will celebrate disability power, disability history, and all those who participated in the Disability Visibility Project.  The event will be an opportunity to share stories, thank all those who participated in the Disability Visibility Project, and honor the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event will include clips from a few of the stories that have been recorded in the past year.

Check out this link for more information about the event, and make sure to RSVP today. The event is open the public and all are invited to attend.

ADA 25 Chicago
Though the official 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act was in July, there continues to be a large amount of quality programming in the context of the anniversary.  For a full listing of events, visit the ADA 25 Chicago website at this link

# information as shared by Access Living

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