Disability Network Southwest Michigan is hosting a series of monthly roundtable discussions in Berrien, Calhoun, and Kalamazoo Counties.
All community members interested in learning more about disability culture, the disability rights movement or how to be a disability ally are welcome to participate.
Roundtables typically start with a short introduction of the topic followed by a discussion and sharing of ideas, information, opinions, questions and differing viewpoints.
For the complete list and description, go to
October 2011 Disability Language & Etiquette
Why do disability rights activists say never to use
the word "handicapped"? Do you know the courtesy rules of blindness? The disability rights movement is sometimes criticized for being too "PC" - do you agree?
Connected: The Disability Community Online
Connect to the wider disability community via blogs, vlogs, podcasts, listservs and online support groups. Share some of your favorite sites and learn how you can add your ideas to the online discussion.
December 2011 A Life Worth Living:
Movie & Discussion
Join us and watch this new PBS film on the history of the disability rights movement and share your views.
Berrien County: 1st Tuesday of the month 1:00 - 2:30 pm @ Disability Network Southwest Michigan 2900 Lakeview Ave, St. Joseph MI 49085 (269) 982-7761
Kalamazoo County: 2nd Tuesday of the month 1:00 - 2:30 pm @ Disability Network Southwest Michigan 517 E. Crosstown Parkway Kalamazoo MI 49001 (269) 345-1516
Calhoun County: 3rd Tuesday of the month 1:00 -2:30 pm @ JONAH offices, 104 Calhoun Street, Battle Creek MI 49017 (269) 345-1516 x116