July is Disability Pride Month, a celebration of disability as an identity and culture. As part of our celebrations, we asked staff at the Minnesota Council on Disability: What does Disability Pride mean to you? Several staff members shared their responses for the blog.
MCD shares the following information from our partners at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: Please join us for our annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) presentation, Oct. 4, 10-11:30 am. This presentation for employers, Vocational Rehabilitation professionals, and disabled veteran staff will speak to the three stages of progress of the field employment of persons with disabilities over the last 30 years.
MCD encourages you to register for Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theater’s free online Care Work Workshops! Each workshop will include a discussion of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. Aegor Ray, a queer and trans writer, multidisciplinary artist, and organizer will facilitate the events. Attendees can also participate in art activities, such as weaving, and stamp making, led by teaching artists Nailah Taman and Julie Boada.
Many disabilities are conditions of rare diseases, and raising awareness of rare diseases is important to medical research, fundraising, policymaking, and creating a community. Please join the virtual Rare Disease Day, February 26, 2021, through the University of Minnesota to learn more about the rare disease community.
Limitations and disruptions caused by COVID-19 have made everyday tasks more complicated for everyone, especially for people with disabilities. Dealing with these new challenges can be difficult. We invite you to join us to discuss how to cope with the stress and uncertainty during the pandemic.
The ADA 30th Anniversary planning committee is pleased to announce a virtual event on October 26 at 1:00 p.m. celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This free, 90-minute, online event will feature informative presentations, artistic performances, and more.