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Celebrate with Self-Advocates and Allies from around RI and meet some new friends at this fun-filled annual event!
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Kelly-Gazarro Post, 1418 Plainfield Street, Cranston, RI
Tickets cost $20 per person before Thursday, December 11th and $25 after the 11th. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RESERVATION FORM FOR THIS YEARS HOLIDAY PARTY.
You can also CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US if you have questions or need assistance with your order.
We Got Powered UP!
Power UP, was the name of Rhode Island's 19th Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy
Conference, and it was smashing success! More than 400 people attended this year's event, which took place on Thursday, October 30th at the Crown Plaza in Warwick.
Thank you to everyone who made Power Up a success, including:
The Members of the Power Up Planning Committee
Keynote Speakers Karen Batchellor and Ray Memory
The 2014 Conference Presenters
Our team of dedicated hard-working Staff, Board Members & Volunteers
Our Partners at the Center for Excellence and Advocacy
Jenna Eldridge and her team of student volunteers from Brown University
Mark Cutler, Jimmy Isom, Bobby Macaux, Sammy Smalley, Jim Wolpaw and the members of the AinA-RI Film Crew
The Leadership Series Class of 2015
The Rhode Island Department of BHDDH
We also appreciate the generous support of this year’s sponsors which include:
Neighborhood Health Care of New England
The John E. Moran Foundation
The RI DD Council
The RI Disability Law Center
Mary Ann & Bob (in honor of Matt Chase),
New to You/Arc of BVC, Bridges
RI Parent Information Network
West Bay Residential
Check back soon for a conference photos, videos, presentation materials, and information on how to invite workshop presenters to your local Self-Advocacy group.
Thank you. Together we're making a difference!
Leadership Series News
We would like to thank everyone who applied for the Leadership Series Class of 2015. Congratulations and welcome to our new class members:
See you at our retreat on Wednesday, September 24th. Get ready for a great year ahead .... Lead on!
Click here to find out more about the Leadership Series
EVERYONE CAN WORK!
Advocates in Action RI is proud to be working in partnership with the RI Center of Excellence and Advocacy to make this vision a reality!
Click here to visit the CEA website and check back soon information about Self-Advocacy news, opportunities, resources and events about EMPLOYMENT!
Advocates in Action RI is currently producing a feature length documentary about the history of Rhode Island's former state instituion for people who had a developmental disability. Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons will also examine the negative attitudes and stereotypes that still exist towards people who have a developmental disability today.
Visit the film's website and join us on Facebook to find out more:
We also want to thank the everyone who has already contributed to support this important project.
Those who still wish to make a tax deductible donation can send checks addressed to our fiscal sponsor as follows:
Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island
Please write "Best Judgment" on the memo line, and send it to:
Advocates in Action Rhode Island
Providence RI 02940
We believe that "Best Judgment" is going to be a powerful film. Your support will help us bring it,
and the conversation that it inspires, to as wide an audience as possible.
TOGETHER WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
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November 25, 2014
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