Friday, November 13, 2009

Join Us: Inaugural Organizer's Forum - Working Cross Disability


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Justice For All Action Network (JFAAN) presents...



This is a monthly one-hour call, open to all disability organizers, to provide ideas and resources to each other to support and expand community organizing among people with disabilities!

We'll have a conference call the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1-2 pm Eastern time. Each month will have a set topic, with 3-4 speakers to share their experiences on that topic, focusing on how-to's, challenges, successes, and lessons learned. Then we'll have time for question & answer, and discussion. You don't have to be on the call each month; just join when you're interested in the topic.

FIRST-EVER Organizer's Forum!

Tuesday, November 17 1-2 pm EST

Topic: Working Cross-Disability

Experiences of collaborations between different disability groups, what was challenging and what made it work.


Mike Bachhuber, Independent Living Council of Wisconsin, Inc.

Bill Henning, Boston Center for Independent Living

Courtney Jenkins-Atnip, Tennessee Disability Coalition


Call-in number (same for each month): 712-432-0080 Code: 193134#

(If you haven't done a conference call before, at the set time, just call the number, listen to the prompt, and when it asks for the code, enter the code, including # sign. Then you will be connected!) 

Upcoming topics:

December 15: Social networking

January 19: Organizing State Coalitions

February 16: Media

March 16: Outreach and recruitment

April : Action strategizing


The Organizer's Forum is put on by the national Organizing Workgroup of the Justice For All Action Network (JFAAN). The Justice for All Action Network is a national cross-disability coalition, led by disability groups run by persons with disabilities with support from allies, committed to building a strong and unified cross-disability movement so that individuals with disabilities have the power to shape national policies, politics, media, and culture. For more information, contact: Andy Imparato, American Association of People with Disabilities, 202 521-4301,; or Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living, 202-207-0334,


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