Access Reframed Conversation Series

Access Reframed aims to educate, advocate and enact change towards greater access for creators and audiences in the film community nationwide. Making media accessible is too often approached as an afterthought, with only compliance in mind. “SIMPLY PUT, INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, AND EQUITY MUST ABSOLUTELY INCLUDE ACCESSIBILITY.” From cost barriers to seemingly complex technologies, creators, presenters …
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Leaders Program Virtual Event

Register Here Please join us for this virtual event and meet our 2020 Leaders Program participants. Learn more about our inaugural program and goals for future programs! Event will be captioned and have ASL interpreters. KEYNOTE: Rebecca Cokely Center for American Progress               SPECIAL GUESTS: Dr. Feranmi Okanlami University …
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PeerConnect: Parents of Individuals with SCI

When an individual acquires a spinal cord injury, it has an impact on the entire family. Parents have to quickly learn to navigate the confusing world of medical care, health insurance, caregiving and financial strain when their child is diagnosed with a SCI. We welcome parents who have children with spinal cord injuries (of all ages) …
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Rumba with Tina!

Experience an upbeat and incredibly fun seated dance workout class for all ages and abilities - Rumba with Tina! We are excited to partner with BORP and introduce you to the virtual fitness programs they offer for people with disabilities. Grab a water bottle and a towel and bring your moves! Register

Backbones Virtual Open Mic

Calling all disabled creatives! We are looking for performers for our open mic. Our first event was so successful that we are excited to do it again! Do you have a story to share or a song to sing? A dance number or a heartfelt poem? We want to hear from you!   If you prefer …
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PeerConnect: Adaptive Fitness with Dare2Tri

Backbones is excited to partner with Dare2Tri to offer a series of virtual adaptive fitness sessions in February! These high-intensity interval sessions will include both strength training and cardiovascular activity. Each workout is modifiable for all ability levels and can be completed with or without equipment. During this introductory meeting, we will: Give a demonstration …
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Dare2Tri Fitness Challenge

BACKBONES and Dare2Tri are offering a series of 30 minute virtual fitness sessions! You can do this sitting down or standing up, so invite your friends, roommates, or even your kids! These interval sessions will include both strength training and cardiovascular activity. Each workout is modifiable for all ability levels and can be completed with …
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Peer Connect: Bladder Health

Managing a neurogenic bladder after a spinal cord injury can often times be confusing and frustrating. That's why BACKBONES is hosting two events about bladder health - one for men and one for women - with a medical professional in attendance. We will discuss background on neurogenic bladders, different types of catheters, UTIs, medication, bladder …
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PeerConnect: Get Involved with Advocacy

We're excited to team up with United Spinal for a chat about advocacy! Join us to learn more about how to get involved with advocacy, information on current issues related to disability policy/rights, and perspectives from advocates with disabilities across the nation.  We encourage you to come with questions and to share your personal advocacy …
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Sitting Pretty Book Discussion

Join us for a discussion on the book Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body. We'll be joined by the author, Rebekah Taussig! About the book: From disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty comes a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most. Growing …
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PeerConnect: Parents of SCI

When an individual acquires a spinal cord injury, it has an impact on the entire family. Parents have to quickly learn to navigate the confusing world of medical care, health insurance, caregiving and financial strain when their child is diagnosed with a SCI. Our informal chat will offer a space to learn from and support …
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