Join the Bear Yuba Land Trust, Sierra Club, and FREED for a family friendly, all ability levels, hike on the Hirschman Trail this Saturday, June 4th!
When: June 4th at 9:30 a.m.
Level: Easy to moderate (depending on distance), .8 miles (wheelchair accessible) – 5 miles (moderate ascending and descending)
Meet: Hirschman Trail Trailhead
Bring the whole family for this kid-friendly, all ability level exploration of Nevada City’s Hirschman Trail. Join Ana Acton of FREED and Richard Thomas of the Sierra Club as we investigate the flora and fauna of this popular trail. Thomas is a longtime resident of the area and will bring his scope for viewing wildlife, such as the resident Western Pond turtles, at the pond. Bring your camera and sketch book if you wish. This is a wheelchair, limited mobility accessible trail to the pond (.8 mile round trip). Those who want to go further, will have that option, too. We are fortunate that local natural history buffs, Ralph and Lisa Cutter, have signed on again for this year’s hike!
Questions may be addressed to Richard Thomas at 264-6740 or email at email@example.com.
FREED’s Friendly Visitor program matches elderly, stay-at-home locals with volunteers. Earlier this year, Friendly Visitor Coordinator Maureen Gerecke made such a match between Alfredo Nespral of Penn Valley and me, Jeff Russell.
Starting in January the FREED office will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
On Friday, December 4, we hosted HolLynn D’Lil, a veteran in the disability activist community who covered the national sit-in in 1977, which won our freedoms under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. HolLynn is also author of the book Becoming Real in 24 Days in which she tells the story complete with photos and first-hand accounts, of how 504 was won.
We also hosted her on Disability Rap, and you can listen to that episode here. Learn about the impact that 504 has had on the lives of people with disabilities everywhere.
Know your history: Know your rights: Know yourself.
What: Join us as we learn about the history behind the famous section 504 sit ins, in which the disability community won freedom from discrimination in federal programs.
When: Friday, December 4 from 3 PM to 5 PM
Where: FREED Grass Valley office at 2059 Nevada City Hwy. Suite 102 Grass Valley
Why: Because we have to know where we’ve been to know where we’re going.
Join us for a presentation by HolLynn, a disability rights activist and author of the book Becoming Real in 24 Days, on the story of the longest sit-in at a federal building in history, in which activists with disabilities fought for the regulations which made section 504 a reality. Thanks to the work of these early pioneers in the disability rights movement, people with disabilities, their friends and family can access federal programs without discrimination.
Join us this month as we talk with Bryon MacDonald of the World Institute on Disability and rose Sloan of the National Federation of the Blind about the practice of segregating people with disabilities in sheltered workshops where they can be paid literally pennies on the hour. We will also consider what is being done to end this practice.
Join us this month as we talk with Tony Sauer, former director of FREED, and Caleb Dardick, son of Sam Dardick, about the way that FREED and the local disability rights movement have redefined ability over the last 30 years.
On this episode Of disability rap, FREED Executive Director, Ana Acton, discusses information and referral services of Nevada County 211 with Alice Johnson, and an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of the Americans With Disabilities Act on August 7, with Youth Organizing Intern, Kristin Ansell and Deputy Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Christina Mills.
stay tuned for information on more ADA Panel Discussions coming up.