Mai Thor hopes to collectively identify ableism and trauma and how folks have healed, or begun the process of healing, from its impact. To facilitate this, she has been in conversation with the Minnesota Peacebuilding Institute, who are experts in trauma and healing. More information about the Minnesota Peacebuilding Institute can be found here: Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute - Home (mnpeace.org). Feel free to look through their information and sign up for other training sessions as well. Together, we are offering 2 opportunities called Disability Justice Circles. These 2 talking circles will be a safe space to talk honestly about lived experiences and share stories. The two main objectives and details are below.
What: Disability Justice Talking Circles
When: Thursday November 18th and Thursday December 2nd
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
There is no cost to participate in these talking circles. There are 10 spots available. All participants will receive a $40 gift card. You must be available to attend both circles. The first 3 people to sign up will receive a free copy of "Skin, Tooth and Bone: A Disability Justice Primer" by Sins Invalid (there are digital copies available upon request based on availability). If you or someone you know is interested, reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up by Friday November 5th and also include any accommodations you might need for a virtual space. Please note that these talking circles are open to individuals who identify as having a disability. Feel free to share this message with others. Thank you!
Hmong Youth and Parents United (HYPU) Hmong New Year
HYPU's FREE Mini Hmong New Year 2021-2022 is presented by the DISPARITY PREVENTION PROGRAM & YOUTH PROGRAMS was inspired to connect the Southeast Asian communities and celebrate the Hmong culture, learn about Intellectual/Developmental Disability, engage in Youth Games/Activities, and enjoy a safe family-centered event! We encourage all participants to wear their traditional ethnic clothing as you would for an authentic Hmong New Year.
Community Member's Signup:
Website: Hmong Youth and Parents United - Home (hypu.org)