Upcoming Events


Power to the People

Event Series Power to the People

The monthly meeting of ALL of Access Living's community organizing groups. Come together with your allies in housing, home and community based services, immigration, and racial justice! Contact Amber Smock to request accommodations.

The Power of Art: Recycled Sculptures as Art Therapy and Eco-Resistance

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange 2124 W. 82nd Place, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Does the climate crisis keep you up at night? Do you feel hopeless and depressed thinking about the government’s response to climate change? Are you interested in activism? A eco-art therapy study called The Power of Art: Recycled Sculptures as Art Therapy and  Eco-Resistance is currently recruiting participants ages 18-26 to take part in an in-person […]

Sustainable Liberation Series

UIC Disability Cultural Center 1007 W. Harrison Street, Room 231, Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Sustainable Liberation Series is a biweekly group series facilitated by disabled art-therapists-in-training Miriam Austin-Wright (they/she). Each of the two sections will meet biweekly in-person for two hours at the UIC Disability Resource Center Quiet Lounge (Room 231). The afternoon section will meet 1-3 PM and the evening section will meet 4-6 PM.  This group […]

Spring Peer Mental Health Support Group

Online – Zoom

The Spring Peer Mental Health Support Group provides an opportunity for Disabled-identifying people and those exploring their relationship to disability identity to share and hold space for one another in an accessible and virtual setting. The group is held virtually via Zoom on Mondays from 5-6pm CT, with one Monday off each month. Facilitated by […]

Cambiando Vidas

Event Series Cambiando Vidas
Access Living 115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Cambiando Vidas meets on the second, third,and fourth Tuesdays of every month, and provides a critical space for immigrants with disabilities to come together, organize, and effect change. Learn more about Cambiando Vidas. This is a virtual meeting that takes place over Zoom. Please contact Michelle Garcia to get the Zoom link. Cambiando Vidas meetings are […]

La Intersección Entre Inmigración y Derechos de Los Discapacitados

Online – Zoom

Cambiando Vidas y Access Living te invita a un taller gratuito sobre: La Intersección entre inmigración y derechos de los discapacitados. El propósito de la presentación es informarle sobre los derechos legales y aprender sobre las necesidades legales que existen, para poder ofrecer en el futuro una clínica legal en la comunidad. El taller no […]

Beyond the Scar: A Virtual Portraiture Project

Online – Zoom

Access Living is looking for models to pose for “Beyond the Scar”, a portraiture project facilitated by disabled artist, art therapy intern, B Randolph (they/them). Models’ portraits & stories will be included in Access Living’s Disability Portraiture Project archive. If you are someone with apparent scars and have lived experiences of disability, please join us! Who […]

Spring Online Inclusive Dance Workshop Series

Online – Zoom

The Spring Online Inclusive Dance Workshop Series is a weekly Wednesday gathering for movers of all kinds. Facilitators will lead participants through an exploration of dance-making tools, dance techniques, and improvisational exercises. All bodies, minds and experience levels are welcome. All workshops are held remotely via Zoom. We meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm […]