October 10, 2014 
In This Issue


This month has been about marketing, communications, and getting the word out about Independent Living. There's a lot of exciting info in this week's News Desk - ENJOY!


Feedback and suggestions are always welcome. You can email them to me directly at: ED@ilrcsf.org

BART - Can You Hear Me Now?


This week I published the first in a series of columns about accessibility in the SF Examiner. You can read the article here and submit letters to the editor by filling out the contact form and choosing the "local news tip" category. 

Unfortunately, the Board of Directors at BART refuses to take affirmative steps to ensure that people with disabilities will be able to access the transit system into the future. SHAME ON THEM! But this fight ain't over! The federal government has the authority to revoke federal funding for BART's Fleet of the Future and we're asking you to continue this fight by taking to social media to continue the ruckus!

Relevant Twitter contacts:
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission: @MTCBATA 
  • Federal Transit Adminadstration Office on Civil Rights: @FTA_DOT
  • Dep of Transportation: @USDOT
Tell the feds not to release funds to BART's Fleet of the Future until they work with the disability community to resolve their concerns. Don't let BART take away our hard-won civil rights! STOP THE BLUE-WASHING!

Story Corps: Herb and Jessie Wax Philosophical


Yesterday, I had the opportunity to record a 90 minute discussion with ILRCSF's former Executive Director, Herb Levine. This was part of the Disability Visability Project through Story Corps. We did it entirely unscripted and it was some intergenerational fun! Here's the Dropbox link - Enjoy!



The Canadian Studies Fulbright Lecture at UC Berkeley


From Laverne Jacobs:


I am writing to let you know about a lecture that I'm giving on on disability discrimination and legal approaches to addressing it in Ontario, including the latest legislation, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The event is sponsored by the Canadian Studies Program of UC Berkeley.


The lecture is entitled, "Recovering le discours manqué: Equality Rights, Social Change, and the Development of Disability Access Legislation in Ontario"

The abstract and more information is available here. 



The Canadian Studies Fulbright Lecture

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12 noon -1:45pm

Location: Berkeley Law, Moses Hall, Conference Room 223

Speaker: Laverne Jacobs, PhD, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, Canadian Studies Program

Sponsor: Canadian Studies Program

RSVP requested by October 13, 2014 by contacting Rita Ross at 510-642-0531, or by emailing Rita Ross at rjross@berkeley.edu




ILRCSF's Housing Workshops


Our Housing Workshops cover laws that are applicable to tenants with disabilities, types of low-income housing and their eligibility criteria, and resources for conducting a housing search. All Housing Workshops are on Mondays at 1:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. Pre-registration is required. - See more at: http://www.ilrcsf.org/get-support/workshops/weekly-housing-workshop/#sthash.NGYGNjUB.dpuf 


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