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Disability Network Southwest Michigan
September 2016
Crip The Vote

In 1990, "Rock the Vote" became a popular campaign to motivate young people to get out and vote. "Crip the Vote" is a similar campaign to inspire the disability community to make sure their voices are heard.

This election let's #CripTheVote -- get out and vote. Support disability visibility and make sure your voice is heard!

Close Captioning Coming to All Celebration Cinemas

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All of Celebration! Cinema's locations will be equipped with closed captioning devices, descriptive audio and assistive listening by October, the company recently announced.

The announcement comes after a St. Joseph man and the Maryland-based National Association of the Deaf sued Loeks Theatres Inc., also known as Celebration! Cinema, for not displaying captions at its movie theater in Benton Harbor.

Read the full story on M-Live here.
The Truth About Disability  . . . Not What You Think!

Like anyone else, living with a disability has its tough times and many lighter moments too. In this video a diverse range of people engage in a frank discussion as it reveals the "Truth About Disability" and it's not what you think! (This video is long but good!)

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Lunch & Movie: Concussion

How do we measure the value of entertainment? What price do athletes pay for one of this country's favorite spectator sports? Join us for lunch and to watch the movie "Concussion."

Disability Network is offering this movie and discussion in both our Kalamazoo (September 28) and St. Joseph (September 27) Offices. Follow this link for all the details and to RSVP for this Lunch & Movie event. 
Know Your Rights: Disability & Employment Workshops

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Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of FREE workshops to teach people with disabilities about their rights with regards to disclosing their disability to an employer.

Workshops are scheduled throughout our region, visit our website for more information and the full schedule.  
Lunchtime Book Club with a MOVIE!

Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
At December's Lunchtime Book Club meeting we will enjoy a light lunch, discuss the book and then watch the movie. Didn't read the book? Come join us for lunch and the movie!

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is bursting with energy and filled with moments of absolute beauty. The story ponders life's terrible surprises as well as what it takes to truly care for another human being.

The Lunchtime Book Club will meet on Wednesday, December 7 in both our Kalamazoo and St. Joseph offices. For more information about Disability Network Southwest Michigan's Book Club, visit the Book Club page of our website.

Disability life, ideas, identity, culture commentary, and politics. 

Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Kalamazoo Office
St. Joseph Office
517 E. Crosstown Parkway
2900 Lakeview Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 345-1516
(269) 985-0111