Friday, March 11, 2011

JFActivist: What Do Egypt, Libya and Wisconsin Have to Do With Disability Rights?

From the National Disability Leadership Alliance (formerly JFAAN) (3.9.11)
Please join us for the next Organizer's Forum!

TOPIC: Connecting Local Organizing with National and International Struggles...

"What do the labor struggle in Wisconsin and the protests in Egypt and Libya have to do with us?"

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1-2 pm Eastern Time (10-11 Pacific)
Call in number: 712-432-0080
Code: 193134#

Jason Glozier, Grassroots Organizer, Access to Independence, and ADAPT Organizer

Tim Sheehan, Executive Director, Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin

3rd speaker TBA to help us talk about what the protests in Egypt, Libya, etc. have to do with local disability rights organizing

Topics to be addressed include:

* Do folks involved in local disability rights work need to know about the labor union struggle in Wisconsin and the protests in Egypt, Libya, and other countries? Why is it important?

* How do we connect folks on a local level to these other struggles? How do we educate people?

* How do we use these struggles to inspire people to take action on a local level?

CART: The call will have real-time captioning (CART)! The website where you will be able to view the captioning is Thank you to the National Disabilty Leadership Alliance for sponsoring the captioning of this call.

NOTE: We have set up a listserv to allow everyone to easily get notices about the Organizer's Forum, called Please check your spam filter for an invitation that you may have received, or email so I can add you.


The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance (formerly JFAAN) hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally follow the format of a Welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for 10-20 minutes on their experiences, advice and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period.

To ask questions via CART: Sign-in to the Chat function on the right side of the transcript and type your question. One of the call facilitators will read out any questions posted there.

Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1pm and end the call promptly at 2pm (eastern time). A few other reminders about call etiquette:
· Say your name before each time you speak
· Speak one at a time
· Speak slowly and as clearly as possible

So you can mark your calendars now, Organizer’s Forums are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. If you have suggestions for call topics or presenters for upcoming topics, please email them to or

Looking forward to talking with you all next Tuesday!

Jessica Lehman and Diane Coleman
Co-Chairs, National Organizing Workgroup

JFActivist: What do Egypt, Libya and Wisconsin have to do with Disability Rights?

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