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December 2020

Step Ahead

December 4 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** Step Ahead is an Access Living group for people with disabilities who previously lived in a nursing facility and are now living independently in the community. The group aims to provide knowledge, information, and community resources for people with disabilities who want to further develop their independence. This group also welcomes individuals who are currently in the process…

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(Virtual) Meditation for Activists: Giving Thanks

December 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Let’s say goodbye to Covid 2020! This workshop will consist of two short meditation and art therapy activities. We will engage in the practice of self-compassion, gratitude and being present. The activities will dabble in the past, present and future.  The workshop is open to disabled people and allies in the disability community. Participants will have the opportunity to share their reflections and/or artwork. No art experience needed! Bring any art materials you may have, even if they are just…

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Access Living’s 2020 Annual Meeting

December 7 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Please join us in recognizing and celebrating our major achievements from this past year and to honor the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association for their work in advancing the rights of people with disabilities. Sign language interpreters and CART will be provided at this event. Access Living's 2020 Annual Meeting will take place via Zoom. RSVP to attend here. Questions? Contact Brenna McCauley.

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VIRTUAL: Cross Disability Support Group

December 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** Access Living’s Cross-Disability Support Group (CDSG) is for people with all kinds of disabilities to teach and learn from one another. CDSG meets every other Tuesday. To attend, or to make an accommodation request, call or email Carleda Johnson. All meetings are via ZOOM on conference call. DUE TO COVID-19 meeting dates may change. Tuesday, October 6: …

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DRACH Meeting

December 9 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** The Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing (DRACH) meets throughout the month. DRACH meetings are open to all; members are people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, and community allies. Learn more about DRACH. At present, DRACH meetings take place via conference call. Contact Cathleen O'Brien to get the dial-in number.

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Fall 2020 Inclusive Dance Workshop Series

December 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on September 30, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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One event on December 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Co-Founders Maggie Bridger and Sydney Erlikh will lead a series of workshops focusing each week on key components of inclusive dance. Together, we will explore various dancemaking tools & concepts, dance techniques, and improvisational scores. Additionally, we will have the opportunity to take classes from guest artists working in the field of inclusive/integrated dance. Workshops meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm CT beginning Wednesday, September 16 through December 9th, followed by a showing on a date to…

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DJMC Group Meeting

December 12 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until January 9, 2021

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Monthly meeting for DJMC mentees and their mentors.

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VIRTUAL: Cross Disability Support Group

December 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on October 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on November 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on November 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on December 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on December 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM

One event on December 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** Access Living’s Cross-Disability Support Group (CDSG) is for people with all kinds of disabilities to teach and learn from one another. CDSG meets every other Tuesday. To attend, or to make an accommodation request, call or email Carleda Johnson. All meetings are via ZOOM on conference call. DUE TO COVID-19 meeting dates may change. Tuesday, October 6: …

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Virtual: AYLP Group Meeting

December 15 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** AYLP meets on the first, third, and fifth (when applicable) Tuesdays of every month. All are welcome to join; AYLP members are people with disabilities, social justice advocates, and allies. Learn more about AYLP here. At present, AYLP meetings take place on Zoom. To attend and get link to meeting, please contact Candace Coleman (contact information below).

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The Cabin: Winter Open Studio Series (Virtual Event)

December 15 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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One event on December 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM

One event on December 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
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Join Johanna Tesfaye virtually every other Tuesday in December from 5-7pm, to talk about art, share tricks and tips, and work together. Dates: Dec. 1st - Creative Writing Dec 15 - CraftsDec 29 - Drawing All workshops will take place virtually from 5-7pm Interested? Email Johanna at jtesfaye@accessliving.org to RSVP. Accessibility Information: This series will use Automatic Captioning. For any other access requests please contact Johanna two weeks prior to the workshop date. This workshop is brought to you by…

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