On September 22, ABLE NH will hold its Annual Meeting for members and friends of our mission advancing civil and human rights for people who happen to experience disabilities as one thread in the fabric of our lives. This meeting warmly invites newcomers, allies and is family-friendly. The membership will elect its new Board of Directors. Chapter leaders will discuss the current work of ABLE NH, the Executive Director will make a brief address and then the membership, allies and friends will discuss disability-related issues that inspire us to create change toward improving the everyday lived experience for people with disabilites. 10:00am-12pm, Camp Allen, Camp Allen Road, Bedford, NH
LUNCH IS PROVIDED TO FOLKS WHO ATTEND BOTH THE ANNUAL MEETING AND THE POWER TRAINING.
Following the annual meeting, will be an incredibly exciting training----"Building Power-Daring to Be Powerful." This training will provide the inspiration and tools for participants to: find their power; learn how to build power; and use power to move our values in the public sphere. ABLE NH invites members, friends, and allies across social justice efforts to join us. 1:00pm-3:00pm
Transportation is available. Please email Devin:email@example.com
To celebrate that October is Disability Awareness Month, the Mondnock chapter of ABLE NH is hosting a Disability Film Festival on the first three Monday evenings in October. Films will be shown at the Peterborough Committee Theatre in downtown Peterborough followed by discussions with surprise guests. Film is a powerful medium to showcase oppression, resilience, and resurrection. The Monadnock chapter of ABLE NH warmly invites you to watch, learn and share about the experiences of life with a disability.
On October 9th, in great thanks to a partnership with the Monadnock Center for History & Culture, this month’s Community Conversation will be “Disability and Our Community”
This Community Conversation examines the ways our community responds to the challenges faced by people with disabilities. What are we doing right, and can we improve the way our institutions, companies and organizations work with individuals? What can we do locally to identify and change barriers to “the good life" for people who experience disabilities?
October 8th, 6:30pm - Lost in Laconia This harsh history of life in a state institution.
October 15th, 6:30pm - Intelligent Lives Southern NH’s premiere of Dan Habib’s newest film. A catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation to a life of possibility for most systemically segregated people in America.
October 22nd, 6:30pm - Autism in Love People who happen to experience a disability also have need as well as the civil right for romance, sexual intimacy and committed relationships.