[nfbmi-talk] Fwd: Ann Arbor CIL News and Events

hannahgf88 at gmail.com hannahgf88 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 02:53:19 UTC 2015

Hi. I just wanted to send this out because there is an Event in Ann Arbor, MI on September 24.  The lieutenant governor and Richard Bernstein will be there.  

Hannah Furney 
National Federation of the Blind of Michigan 
At Large Chapter President 

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living <annarborcil at aacil.org>
> Date: September 21, 2015 at 2:45:55 PM EDT
> To: Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living <annarborcil at aacil.org>
> Subject: Ann Arbor CIL News and Events
> CIL Fundraisers:
> Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Friday, September 25, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
> Cost $10.00 Proceeds to support the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living’s trip to Tübingen, Germany, Ann Arbor’s sister city.
> Weatherstone Condominium Clubhouse
> 1660 Weatherstone Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
> (Behind Meijer on Ann Arbor-Saline Rd)
> How to Get There…
> Car – Oak Valley is under construction so enter via the back entrance off Lohr Rd. From Lohr Rd turn onto Weatherstone Dr. (this is between Oak Valley and the side entrance to Kohls) . Continue straight to stop sign. Turn Left to stay on Weatherstone Drive, you will be heading toward the front entrance. The clubhouse is on the Right.
> Bus – The 16 bus schedule has been altered due to the road closure. You must get off at the Lohr Rd stop, the front of the complex is very close.
> A-Ride services also go to this location.
> Interested or have questions? e-mail Jenn Campbell – jcampbell at aacil.org
> FUNdraiser at Max and Erma’s Ann Arbor Location
> 445 E. Eisenhower
> The Concord Center – Suite 1
> Ann Arbor, MI 48108
> Print the attached flyer and present it to your server and a percentage of your food sales will be donated back to the CIL!
> Other CIL Events
> Transition Workshop Series for Youth, Young Adults and their Families
> All workshops are FREE and will be held at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
> Sign-in for each workshop begins at 4:30 pm
> Contact Anna Dusbiber-Gossage anna at aacil.org or 734.971.0277 x17  for more information and to RSVP.
> Dates, Times, and Topics:
> September: Tuesday, September 22: Self-advocacy: learn these skills and resources to become your own best self advocate
> November: Tuesday, November 3: FAFSA, College Prep, and Post-Secondary Options
> December: Tuesday, December 1: Social Opportunities
> Career Services: Job Talk : Tuesday, September 22 10:00AM-11:30AM
> An opportunity to meet your peers to learn from each other, provide support, and share your experiences. Sometimes we simply want someone who understands the ups and downs of the job hunt. The focus of these sessions is positive strategies and peer support to create a community where people help each other with job leads, kind words, and sincere interest.
> Kit’s Social Action Nights are Back!
> Enjoy a night on the town with CIL Friends while honoring the legacy of Kit Cromwell.
> She was an avid disability rights advocate and the original founder of this monthly event. Once a month, a group of people with disabilities, friends, family, and allies meets at different  restaurants around the Ann Arbor area to socialize and to update each other on action efforts and events in the community.
> Our first social night will take place on Tuesday September 29th at 6:00 p.m.
> Max & Erma’s
> 445 E. Eisenhower, Suite 1
> Ann Arbor, MI 48108
> We ask that you RSVP for this event so we can make sure to save you a seat. Please send an e-mail to social at aacil.org  and tell us how many people will join you.
> An added bonus is that you will be supporting the CIL while socializing with your friends.
> All day, Sept. 29th, Max and Erma’s will be donating a percentage of your food purchases to the CIL. Present the flyer to your server
> and you will be supporting the CIL. If you have questions, or need to request accommodations, Contact us at social at aacil.org
> Better Together Community Garden
> The gardening season at the Ann Arbor CIL, is going great! If you still want to be involved, the community workdays are Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm, and Fridays from 3:00pm-6:00pm. If you want to get involved in the garden and attend a workday please RSVP first by emailing the garden coordinator at aacilgarden at gmail.com . All new garden participants need to complete a background check before they attend a workday and/or volunteer in the garden.
> General Support Group: Meets every Tuesday from 1:00-2:00PM
> Do you like to chat with others, provide support, and receive support from others?
> Do you have a disability but don’t want that to be the sole focus of your conversation?
> Talk, vent, support, and discuss various topics about experiencing life with disability.  At the Ann Arbor CIL, we believe strongly in helping people help themselves, and helping others to transform their lives.  Participants collaboratively support each other to inspire transformations both individually and as a group. Plus, meet CIL Intern Jenn Campbell, LLBSW, who is working on her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Jenn is an American Sign Language certified interpreter who is excited to be a part of the General Support Group.
> This is an opportunity to receive and give peer support while also having someone professional to talk to. The best of both worlds!
> If you are interested in attending please email Jason Jones jasjon5 at ameritech.net  
> On the Job Talk Support Group:  Meets the 3rd Tuesday every month 6:00PM-7:30PM
> Getting a job isn’t easy; keeping your job can be even more challenging. We know we can’t complain to our co-workers, and our families can tire hearing about our dissatisfactions as well. On the Job Talk is a safe place to vent your frustrations and strategize work-life solutions. Whether you are an intern, new hire, mid-career, manager, executive or nearly retired, this group will provide support from others who share your struggles
> Toastmasters : Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month from 12:00 – 1:00PM.
> E-mail Chris Baty chris at aacil.org to get involved!
> Toastmasters is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Guests are always welcome; in addition to the manual, members also receive a monthly newsletter with many tips and useful stories.
> Diversability Theatre :  Meets every Wednesday from 5:00-7:00PM
> Email Chris Baty chris at aacil.org to get involved!
> Diversability Theatre is a performing group brought together to promote understanding between people with and without disabilities. The mission of Diversability Theatre is to tear down barriers through artistic expression, allowing people with differing abilities to perceive themselves and others as whole human beings. The company provides both a performance opportunity for people with disabilities and for the public to understand that talent is not related to physical or mental characteristics.
> Drop-In Art Friday :  Meets every Friday from 1:00 – 3:00PM
> The class is lead by Graphic Designer and artist, Cynthia Parker.
> Participants can also bring their own art projects and materials
> Community Events & Information
> Featuring
> Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley
> Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein 
> September 24, 2015
> Welcome Reception at 5:30 p.m.
> Program begins at 6:00 p.m.
> Washtenaw Community College, Morris J. Lawrence Auditorium
> 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
> A statewide tour to inspire Michigan companies to hire workers with disabilities is coming to Ann Arbor. Lt. Governor Calley and Justice Bernstein will share stories about companies who found valuable workers who have a disability. As part of the MI Hidden Talent Tour, these state leaders, along with local organizations helping with this effort, will provide resources and answer questions for business leaders who want to explore this untapped pool of talent.
> There are 500,000 working-age Michigan residents with disabilities who are not working, even though 43 percent of them have a college education or degree. Discover why more than 400 Michigan business leaders are hiring people with disabilities to fulfill their employment needs.
> Join us for a unique networking experience, learn about this noble cause, and how local companies can support it.
> Please RSVP by registering at:  http://mi-hidden-talent-tour-a2-region-sept-24.eventbrite.com 
> Collaboratively Sponsored By:
> Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
> Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
> Ann Arbor Area Business Leadership Network
> Comcast
> Washtenaw Community College
> Get a Free Flu Shot
> Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
> Time: 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
> Location: Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living & Child Care Network 3941 Research Park Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108
> Walgreens, United Way of Washtenaw County and FamilyWize have teamed up to help more Americans fight the flu!
> As part of our ongoing commitment to helping those that are uninsured and underinsured get their flu vaccines, free flu shot vouchers are being provided at the local event shown below. The flu shots will be available for those without health insurance and those unable to afford a flu shot. Eligibility age varies by state. For more information, call Bupé Mulenga 734-677-7214
> Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period Washtenaw County Assistance Events
> October 15th through December 7th is Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period. During this time, you can switch, drop or enroll in Medicare Part D prescription plans and Medicare Advantage Plans. All plan elections will take effect January 1st.
> The AAA 1-B Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) will be offering information and assistance with plan comparisons and enrollment throughout the election period. You can get help from a MMAP counselor by calling the MMAP assistance line at 800-803-7174. Counselors are Background checked, trained and certified by the State MMAP office and provide confidential unbiased information; they are not connected with any insurance company.    See attached flyers for information or call: AAA 1-B @ 800-852-7795 or MMAP @ 800-803-7174.
> The UM Initiative on Disability Studies (UMInDS) invites you to attend a talk by Stephanie Kerschbaum
> “Identity, Disability and Markers of Difference”
> Tuesday, September 29 @ 1:00PM
> University of Michigan
> 3222 Angell Hall
> Ann Arbor, MI 48109
> Hall
> Identity matters to the way we teach and to the sorts of interactions we have with students, both in and out of the classroom. These interactions are shaped by the display of markers of difference—the central theoretical contribution of Kerschbaum’s Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference —as we work to present ourselves in ways that we hope our students (and others) will take up and recognize. This talk will first introduce markers of difference and how they work in everyday communication. It will then extend the concept of marking difference to explore interview data with disabled faculty members as they explain how they negotiate decisions to disclose (or not disclose) disability in the classroom. Such questions about identity and its uptake by others are not unique to disabled faculty, nor are they tangential or incidental to student learning and our pedagogical practice.
> Stephanie L. Kerschbaum is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware, where she teaches courses in writing studies,
> rhetoric, and disability studies. Her book, Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference , won the 2015 Advancement of Knowledge Award from theConference on College Composition and Communication, and her most recent essay is “Anecdotal Relations: On Orienting to Disability in the Composition Classroom,” published in Composition Forum . She is
> currently at work with Margaret Price on an interview study of disabled faculty members. More information http://sites.udel.edu/kersch
> TheRide Seeks Public Input for May, 2016 Transit Improvements
> ANN ARBOR, MI – In May, 2014, voters in the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas approved funding for TheRide’s Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program (5YTIP).  As promised, TheRide will implement a major portion of those service improvements in May, 2016, and is seeking public input from residents in the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas on the proposed refinements.  For more details on the proposed refinements, please visit the TheRideYourWay.org.
> Public Input Meetings:
> Ann Arbor
> Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m.
> Slauson Middle School – Media Center
> 1019 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI
> Thursday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m.
> Maple Rock (Formerly Alano Club)
> 995 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
> Thursday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.
> Ann Arbor District Library – Downtown Branch
> 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
> Scio Township
> Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m.
> Scio Township Hall
> 827 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
> Ypsilanti
> Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m.
> Parkridge Community Center
> 591 Armstrong, Ypsilanti, MI
> Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m.
> Ypsilanti Township Hall
> 7200 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, MI
> Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.
> SPARK–East
> 215 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI
> Wednesday, October 7 at 12:00 p.m.
> Ypsilanti City Hall
> 1 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI
> Residents unable to attend a meeting can submit comments between September 18 and October 18 by email, phone, and mail:
> * Email: TellUs at TheRide.org (mailto:TellUs at TheRide.org)  (subject line should read “May, 2016 service changes”)
> * Phone: 734-794-1880
> * Fax: 734-973-6338
> * Mail:
> TheRide – May, 2016 Service Changes
> 2700 S. Industrial Hwy.
> Ann Arbor, MI 48104
> The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) was chartered in 1969 by the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a not-for-profit unit of government. TheRide operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, enabling the area’s residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives. For more information, please visit TheRide.org (http://theride.org/) .
> Connect with TheRide on Facebook.com/CatchTheRide (http://facebook.com/CatchTheRide) , Twitter.com/CatchTheRide (http://twitter.com/CatchTheRide) , YouTube.com/CatchTheRide (http://youtube.com/CatchTheRide) ,  Instagram.com/CatchTheRide (http://instagram.com/CatchTheRide) , and Pinterest.com/CatchTheRide (http://pinterest.com/CatchTheRide) .

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