“Disability, Aging and Power” (PG&E Shut Offs)

Friday, January 3, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio.

Deborah Kaplan

Are you mad as hell about the PG&E shutoffs?

Did you, or someone you know, endure a nightmare scenario, trying to navigate disability-or-age-related power needs during a PG & E or So Cal Edison shutoff?

Does the thought of more shutoffs fill you with dread? Rage? Both?

Listen in as Debbie Kaplan tells Pushing Limits listeners about a forum to hear where things stand now and listen to front-line activists and experts from our OWN community discuss possible solutions.

Electricity Equals Life (EEL) is producing this forum to make a space where we can brainstorm a way forward, build a network of interdependence, and envision an Electricity Grid That Works for Us AND the planet without reinventing the…transformer.

The forum will occur on Friday, January 17, 3-5 PM at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley (above Ashby BART).

ASL & CART (captioning) provided, light refreshments, wheelchair accessible.

PLEASE refrain from wearing scented products

The forum is being financially sponsored by World Institute on Disability (WID), Service Employees International Union Local 2015 (SEIU) and The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Sheela Gunn-Cushman hosts.

Deborah Kaplan is the founder of Enterprise Accessibility, a consulting company that brings accessibility expertise to businesses. She has been involved in technology accessibility for many years and in a variety of roles. At the World Institute on Disability, where she also served as Executive Director for 8 years, she pioneered projects on technology policy focused on universal design in technology as a goal. Her work history includes her membership on the Steering Committee of the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Planning Committee for the M-Enabling Summit.

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