December 01, 2015 - December 31, 2015

ACCESS FOR ALL: TOM OLIN’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DISABILITY RIGHTS MOVEMENT

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990.

December 04, 2015

A CONVERSATION ABOUT CHICAGO DOCS AND DISABILITY

In collaboration with Kartemquin Films, co-hosts Carrie Sandahl (of Bodies of Work) and Matt Lauterbach (of ReelAbilities Chicago) will host a conversation with filmmakers behind four classic documentaries about disability, made right here in Chicago! The films include, “When Billy Broke His Head”, “Refrigerator Mothers”, “Doin’ It: Sex, Disability & Videotape”, and “The Paper Mirror”.

December 06, 2015

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!

AMERICAN BLUES THEATER

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago!: Dec 6th, 2015 @ 2:30pm

From the original director and Ensemble that brought this holiday tradition to Chicago since 2002. Join the American Blues family as we take you back to a 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with live Foley sound effects, an original score, and a stellar cast of eight that bring the entire town of Bedford Falls to life.

December 10, 2015

ACCESSIBLE TO ALL: SERVING YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

REACHING ACROSS ILLINOIS LIBRARY SYSTEM (RAILS)

Join two leaders in the field to learn about models of service, programming and technologies that create a welcoming library environment for young patrons with disabilities. Learn about dynamic programs being offered at public libraries around the Chicagoland area that can be replicated at your library.

December 10, 2015

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS FOUNDATION EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD HONORING MOPD COMMISSIONER KAREN TAMLEY

The Motorola Solutions Foundation and the Civic Federation are pleased to honor Karen Tamley, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, with the 2015 Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award. The Excellence in Public Service Award annually recognizes a non-elected government official who has had an extraordinary impact on the quality of state and local government services in Illinois.

December 12, 2015

FALLEN ANGELS BY NOEL COWARD

REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY

As a part of their ADA 25 for 25 Cultural Access Project commitment, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents Fallen Angels by Noel Coward with a Touch Tour at 1:00 pm and Performance at 2:30 pm.