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April 2021

DRACH Organizing Meeting

April 7 @ 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 May 19, 2021

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
A purple graphic that reads, "DRACH: Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing"

**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER WITH QUESTIONS 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. This meeting will be held via Zoom. The link to the meeting and all dial-in phone numbers can be found below. Contact Cathleen O'Brien…

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Online Inclusive Dance Workshop Series

April 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on January 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on January 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on May 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Image is a purple graphic with white text that reads "Online Inclusive Dance Workshop Series"

The Inclusive Dance Workshop Series is back! 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, January 20 through May 19th, including…

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PA Trainings in April 2021

April 8 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Purple graphic with white text that reads, "Training: Become a Personal Assistant."

**PLEASE NOTE: Location of each training is TBD based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.** If you would like to be scheduled for a training, call (312) 569-9136. Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access…

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(Virtual) Art Meditation

April 8 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

A pile of stones and a lotus flower surrounded by calm, clear water. White text reads "Art meditation".

Practice being more present with one or several parts of your life. This is for anyone who’d like to learn more about themselves in a calm and creative way. Every session will consist of a short meditation and a time to create. Each week, we’ll have a different theme. No meditation or art-making experience necessary. Creating can be writing, drawing, cooking, knitting, tearing up paper, anything that involves you doing something, anything at all. This event will take place over…

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PA Trainings in April 2021

April 9 @ 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Purple graphic with white text that reads, "Training: Become a Personal Assistant."

**PLEASE NOTE: Location of each training is TBD based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.** If you would like to be scheduled for a training, call (312) 569-9136. Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access…

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Signs and Storytelling Workshop

April 10 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
A purple graphic with white text that reads Signs and Storytelling Workshop

This free and virtual workshop is inspired by Tom Olin’s 1990 photograph documenting the ADAPT protest. The photograph is part of the Permanent Art Collection at Access Living is a collection of work showcasing work by artists with disabilities. The workshop will include: (1) a presentation about the photograph itself and signs used in the protests(2) a group workshop making personalized banners with found materials(3) a discussion of our own experiences with disability movement/activist/daily struggle. Register here. Our suggested material…

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PA Trainings in April 2021

April 13 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Purple graphic with white text that reads, "Training: Become a Personal Assistant."

**PLEASE NOTE: Location of each training is TBD based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.** If you would like to be scheduled for a training, call (312) 569-9136. Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access…

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Virtual: Cambiando Vidas Meeting

April 13 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on January 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on February 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on February 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on March 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on March 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States

Cambiando Vidas meets on the second 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. **UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL ACCESS LIVING EVENTS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY. PLEASE CONTACT EVENT ORGANIZER FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ATTEND THIS MEETING** Cambiando Vidas meetings are conducted in Spanish. Interpreters are provided. Contact Michelle Garcia with questions, accommodation requests, or to get more information.

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Online Inclusive Dance Workshop Series

April 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on January 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on February 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 31, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on January 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on April 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on May 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on May 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Image is a purple graphic with white text that reads "Online Inclusive Dance Workshop Series"

The Inclusive Dance Workshop Series is back! 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, January 20 through May 19th, including…

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PA Trainings in April 2021

April 15 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on April 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM

One event on April 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM

One event on April 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on April 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on April 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM

One event on April 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM

One event on April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on April 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654 United States
Purple graphic with white text that reads, "Training: Become a Personal Assistant."

**PLEASE NOTE: Location of each training is TBD based on any new or changed COVID-19 restrictions. PLEASE CONFIRM TRAINING LOCATION WITH THE PA TRAINING COORDINATOR AHEAD OF TIME.** If you would like to be scheduled for a training, call (312) 569-9136. Access Living provides training for people interested in becoming a paid Personal Assistant for people with disabilities. These trainings are open to family members of people with disabilities as well as members of the public. Learn more about Access…

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