Miranda Grunwell, community education coordinator of Disability Network Southwest Michigan, will talk about ableism and will share some of the work her agency does. As a Center for Independent Living (CIL), the Disability Network subscribes to a specific philosophy and set of beliefs. They include:
• Disability is best understood by people who experience it.
• Disability is a natural part of the human condition.
• Disability doesn’t exist until someone encounters a barrier.
Learn more about their many resources at our upcoming luncheon.
Special Election – Please note that there will be a special election at the September 12 luncheon to fill a vacancy on the Nominating Committee.
Luncheon Menu – Will feature steamed cod fillets, vegetable casserole, fresh baked roll with butter, coffee and tea, plus an apple Cider cake for dessert. The vegetarian option will replace the cod with a veggie burger and tomato. If you want the vegetarian option, be sure to order it when you RSVP.
RSVP Today – Your reservation and $14 payment is due by Tuesday, September 6, due to the Labor Day holiday. To RSVP, email Reservation Chair Heather Ricketts, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 269-359-7938 before 9:00 pm, please. Walk-ins may not be accommodated so be sure to RSVP.