March 2011 EPWA Meeting : Disability Culture, Language, and Etiquette

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Vineland Center

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Meeting Chairperson: Judee Hopwood

Disability Culture, Language, and Etiquette
Speaker:
Joanne Johnson, Community Education & Systems Advocate
Disability Network, Southwest Michigan

Tuesday, March 8
5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due by Wednesday, March 2

Speaker’s Topic:
In her role at Disability Network Southwest Michigan, Joanne Johnson educates communities and advocates for transportation, housing, and programs that are more useable by everyone.  She holds a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Western Michigan University, and has been engaged in disability rights and advocacy since 2006.  Her experience includes individual, group, and systems work in small and large communities.

Speaker’s Biography:
What to say?  What to do?  Many people have questions about interacting with people with disabilities.  With a focus on disability as an aspect of diversity, we will explore the attitudes and assumptions that present a barrier for people with disabilities in their workplaces and in society.  Participants will have the opportunity to examine the language we use to talk about people with disabilities and discuss neutral ways to interact with individuals with and without disabilities.

March Meeting Location:  Vineland Center
1155 Vineland Road
St. Joseph, MI.
269-556-9901

Directions: 
(From St. Joseph) WASHINGTON AVE, south, turn left onto VINELAND RD - go 0.3 mi. The Vineland Center will be on your left.

Meal Cost  Members $23.00    Trial Members/Guests $33.00
Buffet dinner includes:  Tossed Salad with House Italian dressing, Italian Herb Baked Chicken (Rotisserie style), Tortellini Alfredo Florentine, (Cheese stuffed pastas and Spinach tossed in our Alfredo Supreme sauce), Baby Redskin Potatoes, Green Bean Almandine, dinner rolls, Ghirardelli Chocolate Brownies decaffeinated coffee, and water.

You may bring your own adult beverage.  Cash bar not available.

Questions?  Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at joann.bertrand@yahoo.com or by phone at 603-438-1797.

If paying by mail, send to:
Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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