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CalABLE Savings Accounts

The disability community can thank people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (and their allies) for an incredibly useful new tool.  ABLE accounts have come to California.  For the first time, many of us can now amass substantial savings without being … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act!

To find your Senators go here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Please contact your congressional representatives and ask them to cosponsor the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.651) today! To find your House of Representatives members go here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative TALKING POINTS

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Susan da Silva

Friday, March 29, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA The State of Our Bodies (& Minds) The State of the World The State of the Pacifica Network We’re very proud to bring you a discussion with Susan da Silva, one of … Continue reading

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A Canary Dies – Maria’s Obituary

Maria (Sargent) August Ani Thupten TsondruAugust 3, 1970 – March 12, 2019Trigger Warning: the following has been written by Maria and subsequently posted by Sarah, Maria’s friend. It contains discussion of self-inflicted euthanasia. If this topic is particularly sensitive for … Continue reading

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On Being An Ally

March 15, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA radio. We’re blowing up language, we’re blowing up humanity in talking about expansion of who we are. JOIN us! Fresh! “Lev” White Excerpts from the First Voice apprentice program’s Full Circle show on … Continue reading

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Braille and Talking Book Library

Friday, February 1, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio “Half my life’s in books’ written pages. Live and learn from fools and from sages.” Aerosmith: Dream On Are you a bookworm, but you can’t read two-dimensional ink-drawn pictographs on parchment … Continue reading

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AXIS: Improvisational Dance for All Bodies

AXIS In Community: Improvisational Dance for All Bodies January 14, 2019 6 pm – 8 pm Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts Studio E (Third Floor) 1428 Alice St, Oakland, $12 drop-in, no one turned away for lack of funds. … Continue reading

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SSI/SSP and CalFresh SSI/SSP and CalFresh

SSI/SSP Recipients will be eligible for CalFresh (Food Stamps) in Summer 2019* In the summer of 2019, the “cash-out” policy that bans SSI recipients from receiving CalFresh (food stamps) will end. *SSI and SSP benefits will NOT be reduced or … Continue reading

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The Bay Area Rapid Transit System with Jonathan Lyens

Listen (29 min) Jonathan Lyens is a blind user of BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, and a former financial analyst in the San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Office.  He believes the BART system needs more accountability and transparency.  As … Continue reading

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“Bottom Dollars” How 250K U.S. People with Disabilities Work for $2 an Hour

Listen 59 min The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 created the right to a minimum wage, with one huge exception — people with disabilities. We interview producer-director Jordan Melograna and play clips from “Bottom Dollars,” his documentary on … Continue reading

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