Disability Network workshop set for Nov. 20 at VBISD Conference Center

    LAWRENCE - Disability Network Southwest Michigan will host a free workshop, Rise Up! Disability Resistance, History and Pride, Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 9:30  to 11:30 a.m. at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence.
    Many people, even within the disability community, are unaware of the depth of disability culture and its history. There is a lot of stigma and feelings of shame around disability identities. Family, friends, and human service professionals often have a lack of knowledge about disability history and struggle to find ways of supporting disability pride.
    This workshop includes discussion and activities that expand awareness of disability history and support the journey to disability pride. The workshop is free; however, pre-registration is required by contacting Miranda Grunwell at: grunwellm@dnswm.org or (269) 345-1516, ext. 120. When registering, indicate if you require an accommodation to participate in the workshop.
    This workshop is also being offered in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph; visit Disability Network online at www.dnswm.org for full schedule details. These are fragrance free events, please do not wear any scented products.
    Founded in 1981 by a small group of disability advocates, Disability Network Southwest Michigan educates and connects people with disabilities to the community resources they need to live independently and advocates for social change. Disability Network’s advocacy work is focused on creating communities that value disability as human diversity, free of attitudinal barriers, where all people benefit with full access and inclusion.
    Learn more about Disability Network Southwest Michigan at: www.dnswm.org.

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