Disability Funders Network E-News: Vol. 5, No. 6: April 6, 2006 — SPECIAL CALENDAR EDITION
In This Issue
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Council on Foundations Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
The Disability Awareness Showcase
Saturday, May 6 – Monday, May 8, Resource Central
A conference-long exhibit that profiles Pittsburgh’s innovations in accessibility and highlights poster presentations of replicable model programs. Visitors to the exhibit can participate in hands-on demonstrations of cutting edge assistive technology, take a disability awareness quiz in exchange for a chance on a valuable high-tech prize, and learn how to integrate disability grantmaking without changing strategic funding priorities. Designed and co-sponsored by the FISA Foundation ( Pittsburgh, PA).
Economic and Racial Justice Issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Women’s and Disability Communities
Sunday, May 7, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Economic and racial justice issues have been supported by the philanthropic community for many years, generally in the context of ethnic communities. Yet important, cutting edge work is being done by lesbian and gay, disability and women’s groups that draws connections between multiple identities and experiences and builds coalitions among a broad spectrum of grassroots organizations. Learn about innovative, effective programs operating within and across these communities. Hear from your philanthropic colleagues about successful funding strategies to advance the social justice movement. Co-sponsored by Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues (session designer) and Women’s Funding Network.
Fourth Annual William Diaz Impact Award Presentation Ceremony
Sunday, May 7, 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
This award honors grantmakers who have had a positive impact on the disability community and whose work encourages foundations to be more inclusive of disability. Join us for this unique opportunity to honor a grantmaker who has made a dramatic difference in the inclusion of people with disabilities. This year’s award will be presented to the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation ( Arlington, VA). Co-sponsored and supported by The HSC Foundation.
Meet the Filmmaker: Autism is a World, by Geraldine Wurzburg
Sunday, May 7, 3:15 – 4:30 pm.
Screening and discussion with the filmmaker of an engrossing personal story, narrated by and seen through the eyes of a woman with autism, who until the age of 13 was thought to have a limited capacity to learn and grow beyond a basic level. She now attends college, participates in many other aspects of daily life inside and outside of her home. This film, which speaks powerfully about disability rights, has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won other awards. This event is cosponsored by The HSC Foundation, the Council on Foundations, and Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media. For more on the film go to www.autismisaworld.com.
Joint Affinity Group (JAG) Unity Dance
Sunday, May 7, 9:00 p.m. – Midnight
Celebrate diversity, dance away stress, enjoy good conversation, food & drink at JAG’s annual dance party. The Unity Dance will take place at Bossa Nova, 123 Seventh Street, (0.4 miles from the Convention Center), Pittsburgh, PA. $20 cover charged at the door includes food and drinks.
Filling the Gaps in Funding for Women’s Health Issues
Monday, May 8, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
It’s well documented that there are disparities in the quality of and access to health care for women. Even grantmakers who are experienced in funding women’s health have not often addressed the disparities within the field — for example, those based on disability, race, sexual orientation, or citizenship — which have resulted in inadequate or nonexistent care for millions of women. A panel of experienced grantmakers will describe program models and share practical ideas for including all women in your health grantmaking. Co-sponsored by Women & Philanthropy, Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues and Grantmakers in Health.
European Foundation Centre (EFC) Annual Conference, Brussels, Belgium
Mainstreaming Disability in Independent Funders Organizations and Activities to Learn How to Do It
Friday, May, 26, 11:45-1:15
DFN will present at this EFC session, which will focus on how funders can integrate disability-related issues and people with disabilities into their organizations, programs and grant-making initiatives. The session will give an overview of the involvement of independent funders in the disability field and give examples of how they have incorporated disability issues into their programs and activities — with an emphasis on international issues. It will also address the latest European Union developments regarding anti-discrimination and disability issues and their impact on independent funders.
Calendar of Disability and Philanthropy Events
CEC Annual Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
For more information, go to www.cec.sped.org/conventions/SaltLake_2006/index.html.
Native Americans in Philanthropy Annual Meeting and Native Philanthropy Institute
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN
For more information, go to www.nativephilanthropy.org/events.html.
9th Annual Symposium and EXPO on the Americans with Disabilities Act
America’s Center, St. Louis, MO
Contact: Eric Stockton at 573-882-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion and Disability
Personal Perspectives and Social Impact: The Stories We Tell
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
For more information, go to http://ada.osu.edu/conferences/2006program.htm.
National Symposium on Playground Access
National Center on Accessibility, Indiana University-Bloomington
For more information, call 812-856-4422 or go to www.ncaonline.org.
2006 Rehabilitation & Transition Conference
The American Club, Kohler, WI
Contact: Julie Jensen at 608-244-5310 or go to www.rfw.org.
The Chicago Festival of Disability Arts and Culture
For more information, go to www.bodiesofwork.org/.
International Human Rights Funders Group
Human Rights on the Hill: Implementing a Human Rights Agenda
For more information, go to www.ihrfg.org/resources/events.php?op=view&eventid=483.
Pathways to Success in Developmental and Learning Disabilities: Innovative Programs, Strategies and Policies that Work
Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel, NY
For more information, go to www.yai.org/pid.cfm?CFID=765087&CFTOKEN=76127236.
Women’s Funding Network 22nd Annual Conference
Women and the Media
Hilton Pittsburgh and Towers, Pittsburgh, PA
For more information, go to www.wfnet.org/.
Canadian Disability Studies Association 3rd Annual Conference
York University, Toronto
Contact: Geoffrey Reaume at 416-736-2100, ext. 22058, or email@example.com
Women & Philanthropy 29th Annual Meeting
For more information, go to www.womenphil.org/calendar_contact3908/calendar_contact.htm.
Council on Foundations 57th Annual Conference
Insight, Inspiration and Innovation
For more information, go to www.cof.org.
National Conference on Reuse of Assistive Technology Devices
Georgia Tech Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Nell Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-524-6686, ext. 305
Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media
Beyond Broadcast: Reinventing Public Media in a Participatory Culture
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
For more information, go to www.beyondbroadcast.net/blog/.
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
Strengthening Partnerships in Philanthropy: Building Effective Grantmaking in Indigenous Communities
Ford Foundation, New York, NY
For more information, go to http://internationalfunders.org/.
World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
For more information, go to http://expo.caringcommunities.org/.
National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities
American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
Renaissance Washington Hotel, Washington, DC
For more information, go to www.abanet.org/disability/events/06/nationalconference/home.html
National Council on Independent Living 2006 Conference
Ending the Institutional Bias
Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
For more information, go to www.ncil.org/.
European Foundation Centre (EFC) Annual Conference
For more information, go to http://www.efc.be/.
May 31-June 2
Fifth Annual Bridges to Employment Conference
Exploring Career Opportunities for Latinos with Disabilities
Holiday Inn, San Antonio, TX
For more information, go to www.proyectovision.net/.
18th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute
Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center
Contact: Carrol Waite, 860-486-3321
VSA Arts International Conference
Hilton Washington, Washington, DC
For more information, go to www.vsarts.org/x1500.xml.
RESNA 2006 Conference
Thriving in Challenging Times: The Future of Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA
For more information, go to www.resna.org.
The Network on Employment 17th Annual National Conference on Supported Employment
Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA
For more information, go to www.apse2006.org/.
June 29-July 3
48th Biennial National Association of the Deaf Conference
Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, CA
Contact: Anita B. Farb or go to www.nad.org/site/pp.asp?c=foINKQMBF&b=181514.
International Human Rights Funders Group
Human Rights and Armed Conflict
New York, NY
Contact: Catherine Townsend at 212-475-8363 or email@example.com.
Association on Higher Education and Disability Conference
San Diego, CA
For more information, go to www.ahead.org/training/conference/index.htm.
National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Denise Dreyer at 800-232-6372, 770-604-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Disability Policy: A Progress Report
16th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
National Council on Disability (NCD)
Contact: Mark Quigley at MQuigley@NCD.GOV
Alliance for Nonprofit Management 2006 Annual Conference
Collaborative Leadership: Teaming Up to Strengthen the Sector
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
For more information, go to www.allianceonline.org/.
Aspire, Achieve, Empower: The First Conference on Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Boston, MA
Contact: Genelle Campbell Thomas, 617-556-4075, ext. 28, or www.pyd.org
Philanthropy Northwest 2006 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT
For more information, go to www.philanthropynw.org/ or call 206-443-8430.
Council on Foundations
Fall Conference for Community Foundations
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
For more information, go to www.cof.org/.
22nd National Home & Community Based Services Conference
The Minnesota Age and Disabilities Odyssey
National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA)
Seasons of Change in Home and Community Supports
Minneapolis Hyatt, Minneapolis, MN
For more information, go to www.nasua.org/.
2006 U.S. Business Leadership Network Conference
Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN
For more information, go to www.usbln.com/.
The Future of Disability Statistics: What We Know and Need to Know
Doubletree Hotel/Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Contact: Anne Sieverding at email@example.com
Environmental Grantmakers Association
2006 Fall Retreat
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
For more information, go to www.ega.org/.
2006 National Network of Grantmakers Conference
Loyola University, Chicago
Contact: Mari Bongiovanni, 612-724-0704
24th Annual Media Access Awards
California Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
Globe Theater at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Paul Miller, 916-654-1764
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
2nd Annual Spinal Cord Injury
SCI Summit and SCI Hall of Fame
Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, MD
For more information, go to www.spinalcord.org/news.php?dep=1&page=33
Council of Michigan Foundations 34th Annual Conference
Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI
For more information, go to www.cmif.org/.
Conference of Southwest Foundations 58th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
For more information, go to
Grantmakers in Aging 2006 Annual Conference
For more information, go to www.giaging.org/.
Association of Small Foundations 2006 Annual Conference
For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Congress & Expo on Disabilities
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
For more information, go to www.wcdexpo.com/.
Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) Unity Summit
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
Los Angeles, CA
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