We Need Posters to Decorate the Shed

You are invited to create a poster to be displayed at the celebration. Work alone or work with others – families, classrooms, allies, co-workers.  Use paint, collage, photography, fiber, whatever. As long as we can hang it up it’s good. We hope we can return it to you at the end of the event, but no guarantees it will still be in good condition.

Call for Posters  (printable pdf)  

Disability Justice

What is it?

Your vision of disability justice

Documenting disability justice denied

Multi-media presentation, hangable, no larger than 44 x 28.  Everyone welcome to participate. Please include a short bio of creator/s. Must receive submission by July 3, 2020  Will return to you end of celebration – in person only.             

Contact Susan, 248-767-2217 or email susanfitzm@gmail.com to discuss where to send or drop-off. More details on this closer to July.

Invites to have a resource table…

The first batch of invites have been sent out. We cannot accommodate everyone who wants to display. We want to be assured there was a cross-section of the disability community represented. If you want to display and weren’t invited, you can be on the next round of invites, space permitting. These are the organizations who agreed to join us so far. This list will be updated.

Michigan Arts Alliance

ADA Michigan

Adaptive MoGo

The Arc – Detroit

Boggs Center

Brain Injury Alliance

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Collective for Disability Justice


Detroit Disability Power

Detroit Federation of the Blind

Down Syndrome Guild

FAR Therapeutic Arts

Gigi’s Playhouse

Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Great Lakes ADA Center

Oakland Community Health Network

Oakland Macomb Disability Network

Services to Enhance Potential (STEP)

Soul Studio

Teddy’s Ts and Buttons – will be selling ADA Tshirt soon!

Warriors on Wheels

Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy





November Planning Meeting

This coming Tuesday, November 12 at 2 PM we will be having another Zoom meeting. I’ve been struggling with my ongoing medical issues and really need to get people to help support this happening or I will need to step out. I can’t do this alone.

People are needed to develop a list of who to invite to display their resources. People who displayed in 2015 will be given first dibs, but then who? We ran out of space before.

People are needed to work on getting quotes and deciding which companies to use. Stage rental, Audio tech, Musicians, Photography, Table rental, Table coverings, Water supply, Balloons, Tshirt printing, face painters, balloon animal maker, jugglers, etc.

Need a person to take on specific tasks. Volunteer Coordinator. Performance Coordinator.  Resource Table Coordinator.  Voter Registration Coordinator.

You can be an integral part of this adventure.

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Moving forward

Poor turnout to planning meeting, but we still got things done. “Tony” was supposedly there, but I didn’t see him connect – please contact me if you read this.

Ann Arbor and Detroit Wayne CILs are both on board to help plan this event. I hope to hear from other CILs. VSA Michigan who is changing their name to Michigan Arts Access and UCP Detroit and UCP Michigan who are combining soon are on board, too. Dessa Cosma of Detroit Disability Power and Lisa Franklin of WOW have both lent their support  Please don’t wait for me to reach out to you – let me know you want to be a part of planning the future of this project. There is room at the table for all who have a vision of a better disability community in the future.

Next Zoom meeting will be in two weeks.  October 1st at 2PM. and another at 8 PM. Connection information on website sidebar, in email announcement, and Eventbrite. Please join us!

This is an interview between John Sauve and Susan Fitzmaurice discussing the

ADA 2020 Celebration from Bloomfield Township 2 on Vimeo.


ADA 2020 Celebration Michigan

Time to plan!  We had only six months in 2015 – this time let’s give it more time.  We will have our second planning meeting September 17, 2019 at 2PM. It will be at my house, but also via accessible media – Zoom.  Join the meeting by going to url – https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9783393541  or call  646-558-8656.  Meeting ID – 97883393541

Please contact me if you would like to be involved – be a member of planning committee, have a table, perform, present, or have ideas for fundraising or grant givers.

Please leave a note here or give me a call.

Susan Fitzmaurice