Tuesday, September 26, 2006

You gotta get girls with disabilities started early on understanding themselves and their rights. Check out the workshop posting below. How fabulous can this get? This training will be run by two FRIDA members. Get in touch with them ASAP if you're interested because they've been getting calls from around the world about this. It doesn't matter if you're from Smalltown USA or outside the US though. Just call these guys today to see what's up.WORKSHOP ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Between Me You and Liberation:
Starting a Group for Girls with Disabilities

The creators of a groundbreaking program for girls with disabilities are hosting a 3-day intensive national workshop for women interested in learning more about how to build a gender-conscious, disability proud, safe space for girls.

This very interactive workshop will take you through everything you need to think about to start your own group for girls with disabilities including:
-curriculum development
-group dynamics
-capacity building
-and more!

When: May 2007 (exact days to be announced)

Where: Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
(one of the country's best known Centers for Independent Living)

Cost: FREE ($500 stipend available to help you cover costs of attending)

Only 12 participants accepted.

It will be designed and facilitated by the co-coordinators of the Empowered Fe Fes (Fe Fes is slang for female), an ongoing group for girls with disabilities since 1999. The Fe Fes are best known for their award-winning movies about disability identity, bullying, and sexuality.

Are you interested?
call Susan Nussbaum or Ana Mercado
Voice: 1-800-613-8549
TTY: 1-888-253-7003
or email: