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June and July Events

Liberty Resources, Inc. offers Consumers a variety of programs and events each month.  All events take place at LRI, 801 Arch Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  For more information about any activity listed, call LRI’s main number (215-634-2000) and the extension at the end of the listing.

Liberty Home Choices: To enroll in LRI’s attendant agency, call Ext. 617

Every Wednesday:  Legal Advocacy – Temple University’s Law School provides free advice and representation for Consumers on general legal problems. To schedule an appointment, call 215-204-1800.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Nicole’s Place, open 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, 112 N. 8th Street, Second Floor, across from elevators/behind receptionist’s desk. Shop in LRI’s thrift store and support LRI’s programs. Donations for the store are also welcome.  Call Christine, Ext. 217.

ReTreads: By appointment only. Consumers may obtain free clean, inspected, recycled wheelchairs and other devices.  ReTreads also accepts used wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment. Call Ext. 272, leave a message and someone will call you back to set up an appointment.

Peer Support: Connect with other disabled people one-on-one or in group settings. Call Bill ext. 197 or Morgan ext. 124.

Every Thursday: Philadelphia City Council, City Hall, Room 400, 10:00 AM to Noon. Please attend to let Council members know people with disabilities are concerned about issues affecting the city and our Community. Call Harry, 215-600-1536 (VP).

Every Thursday: Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) 12:30-4:30, Oliver Jordan Room.  Attorney Lee Awbrey will lend her legal services to LRI on a weekly basis. She is available to discuss issues consumers may be facing as it relates to employment discrimination and to provide discreet representation, such as assisting with accommodation requests and to preparing pro se complaints with EEOC or PCHR. Call Lee 267-546-1313.

Every Wednesday: Chair Yoga, Level 1 at 8:30am; Circuit Training #1 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

Every Thursday: Circuit Training #2 at 8:30am; Yoga Level 2 at 3:30pm, both classes in the Wade Blank Suite. All classes are inclusive to all abilities. Contact Natalie Hicks Ext. 382, Pascale Vallee Ext. 498, or Liam Dougherty Ext. 195 for info. You must RSVP if you plan to attend.

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6: Math Class in ASL, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Ed Roberts Room. Learn How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Create a budget and Write a check. Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 2 & 16:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

June 6: Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor. Do you have any questions or issues with your home and community based services?  Would you simply like to be a part of a group that meets to discuss these services?  Would you be interested in learning the history of Liberty?  Join us!

June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18: Basic Sign Language Class, 1:00-3:00 PM, Ed Roberts Room. (Deaf and Hard of Hearing ONLY). Call Igor, 267-507-1178.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

June 7: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, We will discuss the impact of Managed Care. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

June 9 & 23:  Deaf Matters, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Socialize with old friends and meet new people. Discuss what is happening in the world. Learn about Deaf rights. This is a group for people who wish to interact through American Sign Language. No interpreters are provided.  Call Harry, 215-600-1536.

June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, and 25: MYPA (Managing Your Personal Assistant), 1:00-3:00 PM. Wade Blank Room A. Working with an attendant can pose some challenging situations. Learn how to direct your own care effectively by understanding your attendant care service (your role and responsibilities). Learn the communication tools and techniques proven to maintain a respectful and professional working relationship between you and your attendant(s). Register Now! Please call Bianca Ext. 391.

June 14: ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out!  Just $7.  Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

June 15:  Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

June 16:  Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.

June 17: Disability Pride, Celebrate your difference! Celebrate the lives and contributions that disabled people make to the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Location Dilworth Plaza City Hall, 10:00 AM-3:45 PM. Call Alan 267-608-0913 or email him at adaptdan@yahoo.com.

June 20LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

June 21:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

June 28:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

July 4: Independence Day, Liberty Closed.

July 5, 12, 19 & 26: Social Group, 12:00-2:00 PM. Bacal Room. Call Lisa, Ext. 252.

July 7: Consumer Connections, Implementation of Managed Care, We will discuss the impact of Managed Care. Call Latoya Maddox, Ext. 114.

July 7 & 21:  Young Adults Club, 1:00-3:00 PM, Oliver Jordan Room.  Anyone 18-29 years is welcome to attend. Call Mary Beth, Ext. 335.

July 12:  ADAPT Fundraising, 12:00 PM until sold out!  Just $7.  Skills Training Kitchen, Second Floor. Support the fight for civil rights for people with disabilities! To guarantee your lunch, pre-pay your order with Nancy, Ext. 116 or Rodney, Ext. 299.

July 18:  LRI’s Food Pantry, 11:00 AM until food supplies are exhausted. The Food Pantry is open on the third Tuesday of every month! Please bring a bag.

July 19:  Support Group for Consumers with Psychiatric Disabilities, 3:30-5:00 PM, Skills Training Room. Call Morgan, Ext. 124.

July 20:  Webinar, 1:30-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A. Update on the Implementation of Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports presented by the Department of Human Services.

July 20:  LRI Board of Directors meeting, 4:00-6:00 PM, Wade Blank A & B Rooms.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

July 21:  Getting to Know You & You & You, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Room B.  LRI’s newest social group. The group will meet every 3rd Friday. Call Bill, Ext. 197.

July 25: Consumer Advisory Coalition, 1:00-2:00 PM, Wade Blank Room A, 2nd Floor.  Do you have a question for PPL?  A PPL Representative will be joining our meeting.  If you would like to submit your question ahead of time please email it to adminsupportstaff@lcconnections.org

July 26:  SciFi Connections, 2:00-4:00 PM, Justin Dart Room. View a science fiction television pilot followed by discussion.  Refreshments! Call Patrick, Ext. 695.

July 28: Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Program, 1:00-3:00 PM, Wade Blank Rooms. Call Nancy, Ext. 116.

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Save Our Medicaid!

The GOP has released its revised American Healthcare Act, which will replace the ACA (Obamacare) and cause huge cuts to Medicaid. LRI and ADAPT protested in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol on June 22nd, and in Philadelphia, they had a vigil at Senator Toomey’s office (R) who helped write this bill that will leave millions without healthcare.

Call Senator Toomey today and tell him to save your healthcare: 202-224-4254 OR 215-241-1090

Here are some links to articles, videos, and pictures which feature the protesters in action, both in DC and in Philadelphia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBBb997LlDU

https://psmag.com/social-justice/medicaid-is-worth-dying-for

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/22/politics/protests-mitch-mcconnell-office-health-care-bill/index.html

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/national-international/Disabled-Protesters-Carried-Away-From-McConnells-Office-430156893.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_PHBrand

http://local21news.com/news/local/people-protesting-outside-mitch-mcconnells-office-some-in-wheelchairs-removed-by-police

https://twitter.com/i/moments/877918232597807105

https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/877913795988930560

https://twitter.com/HelenGymAtLarge/status/878234455328120832

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/gop-threat-to-medicaid-threatens-liberty-of-millions-of-americans-974159427845

http://local21news.com/news/local/people-protesting-outside-mitch-mcconnells-office-some-in-wheelchairs-removed-by-police

https://psmag.com/social-justice/medicaid-is-worth-dying-for

https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews/videos/1870561196297235/?pnref=story

https://twitter.com/SenBobCasey/status/877966934935040000

 

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NHT lunch fundraiser

Join us at noon on June 26th and June 27th for lunch to support Nursing Home Transition! See menu below:
Hot sausages- $2
Hot dogs- $1
Water- $1
Juice- $1
Soda- $0.75
Candy- $0.50-$1
Pretzels- $0.50
Chips- $0.35

Specials:
Hot sausages, chips, soda- $3
Hot dog, chips, soda- $2

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Advocacy Alert: Vigil at Toomey’s office

An overnight vigil will be hosted by SEIU at Senator Toomey’s office, beginning at 3pm tomorrow, Thursday June 22nd to tell Toomey’s office to keep its hands off Medicaid! No cuts, no caps, no block granting. Thursday is also the Olmstead Anniversary, which is the Supreme Court decision that people with disabilities should be able to live in the least restrictive setting possible versus living in an institution. Please go to the Vigil anytime from 4pm to around 3am. 12 GOP senators plan to pass some version of the AHCA before July 4th.  The time to Act is NOW!

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Disability Pride Week 2017

Disability Pride Week June 12-17, 2017

Schedule of events:

  • Monday, June 12th: Disability Pride Flag Raising at City Hall at 12pm. View pictures here.
  • Wednesday, June 14th: Decorate a flag for the Disability Pride Parade at Liberty Resources at 11am. Free event with optional $7 lunch benefiting ADAPT. View pictures here.
  • Thursday, June 15th: City Council proclamation for Disability Pride at City Hall at 10am.
  • Friday, June 16th: US showing of Defiant Lives at Prince Theater at 1pm, which is about disability rights activists in the US, UK, and Australia. Tickets are $12 and selling out fast. Purchase them here.
  • Saturday, June 17th: Disability Pride Parade, starting at the US Constitution Center at 10am and marching to City Hall. More info here. View photos on our Facebook page here.

See these announcements in sign language by clicking here.

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June Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, June 20th at 11am until the food is gone! Come to the second floor while supplies last.

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Deaf Outreach YouTube Channel

View our new Deaf Outreach YouTube channel:

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Defiant Lives Screening in the US

Defiant Lives First Public Screening in the US about disability rights activits will be playing at the Prince Theater on Friday, June 16th at 1pm. Tickets are on sale at http://princetheater.org/events/defiant-lives/DEFIANTLIVES-legal poster3final

 

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Press Release for Disability Pride

Disability Pride is coming up on June 17th! Check out the press release and share with your friends, family, and fellow disability rights activists!

 

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New Bus Demo

MCI which manufactures high floor buses and motorcoaches has a newly designed demonstration bus they are bringing to SEPTA tomorrow afternoon (5/31/17) to the front curb of 1234 Market street from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  The main new design in the vehicle is the ADA area and MCI is welcoming all feedback from SEPTA and the ADA community as well.  I apologize for the last minute notification, but I’m hoping you’ll be able to attend and provide us feedback.

 

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