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Disability Inclusive Grantmaking is the mission of DFN: inclusion of disability in grantmaking programs and inclusion of people with disabilities in grantmaking organizations.

Disability Funders Network E-News: Vol. 5, No. 6: April 6, 2006 — SPECIAL CALENDAR EDITION

In This Issue

Note: The symbol indicates symbol indicates disability community events.

DFN Calendar

May 7-9

Council on Foundations Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

DFN Activities

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.

May 24-28

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

April 5-9

CEC Annual Convention

Salt Lake City, UT
For more information, go to www.cec.sped.org/conventions/SaltLake_2006/index.html.

April 10-11

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.

April 10-12

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 stocktone@missouri.edu.

April 17-18

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.

April 18-20

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.

April 19-21

2006 Rehabilitation & Transition Conference

The American Club, Kohler, WI
Contact: Julie Jensen at 608-244-5310 or go to www.rfw.org.

April 20-30

The Chicago Festival of Disability Arts and Culture

Chicago, IL
For more information, go to www.bodiesofwork.org/.

April 25-27

International Human Rights Funders Group

Human Rights on the Hill: Implementing a Human Rights Agenda

Washington, DC
For more information, go to www.ihrfg.org/resources/events.php?op=view&eventid=483.

May 1-5

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.

May 4-6

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/.

May 5-9

Canadian Disability Studies Association 3rd Annual Conference

York University, Toronto
Contact: Geoffrey Reaume at 416-736-2100, ext. 22058, or greaume@yorku.ca

May 6

Women & Philanthropy 29th Annual Meeting

Pittsburgh, PA
For more information, go to www.womenphil.org/calendar_contact3908/calendar_contact.htm.

May 7-9

Council on Foundations 57th Annual Conference

Insight, Inspiration and Innovation

Pittsburgh, PA
For more information, go to www.cof.org.

May 8-10

National Conference on Reuse of Assistive Technology Devices

Georgia Tech Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Nell Bailey at nbailey@resna.org or 703-524-6686, ext. 305

May 12-13

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/.

May 16-17

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/.

May 19-21

World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo

Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
For more information, go to http://expo.caringcommunities.org/.

May 22-23

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

May 22-25

National Council on Independent Living 2006 Conference

Ending the Institutional Bias

Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC
For more information, go to www.ncil.org/.

May 24-28

European Foundation Centre (EFC) Annual Conference

Brussels, Belgium
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/.

June 6-10

18th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute

Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center
Contact: Carrol Waite, 860-486-3321

June 9-10

VSA Arts International Conference

Hilton Washington, Washington, DC
For more information, go to www.vsarts.org/x1500.xml.

June 22-26

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.

June 28-30

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.

July 10-11

International Human Rights Funders Group

Human Rights and Armed Conflict

New York, NY
Contact: Catherine Townsend at 212-475-8363 or ctownsend@mertzgilmore.org.

July 18-22

Association on Higher Education and Disability Conference

San Diego, CA
For more information, go to www.ahead.org/training/conference/index.htm.

July 21-23

National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention

Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Denise Dreyer at 800-232-6372, 770-604-9500 or denise@ndsccenter.org

July 26

National Disability Policy: A Progress Report
16th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

National Council on Disability (NCD)
Washington, DC
Contact: Mark Quigley at MQuigley@NCD.GOV

July 26-29

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/.

September 13-15

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

September 13-15

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.

September 18-20

Council on Foundations

Fall Conference for Community Foundations

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
For more information, go to www.cof.org/.

October 3-6

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/.

October 4-6

2006 U.S. Business Leadership Network Conference

Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, MN
For more information, go to www.usbln.com/.

October 5-6

The Future of Disability Statistics: What We Know and Need to Know

Doubletree Hotel/Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Contact: Anne Sieverding at acs5@cornell.edu

October 7-11

Environmental Grantmakers Association

2006 Fall Retreat

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA
For more information, go to www.ega.org/.

October 14-17

2006 National Network of Grantmakers Conference

Loyola University, Chicago
Contact: Mari Bongiovanni, 612-724-0704

October 15

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

October 15-18

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

October 16-18

Council of Michigan Foundations 34th Annual Conference

Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo, MI
For more information, go to www.cmif.org/.

October 19-21

Conference of Southwest Foundations 58th Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
For more information, go to

October 25-27

Grantmakers in Aging 2006 Annual Conference

Milwaukee, WI
For more information, go to www.giaging.org/.

October 26-28

Association of Small Foundations 2006 Annual Conference

For more information, write to asf@smallfoundations.org.

November 17-19

World Congress & Expo on Disabilities

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
For more information, go to www.wcdexpo.com/.


February 5-7

Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) Unity Summit

The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
Los Angeles, CA

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