Upcoming Events

September 23

Oldies Dance Party
12:00 to 4:00 PM

Lunch will be served for $10.  The meal will include fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls and dessert.  You must RSVP by Wednesday, September 20th.

September 30
Self-Advocacy Series:
Advocacy Fundamentals, Strategies and Self-Empowerment
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Registration costs $10.  This includes lunch and transportation as needed within budgetary limits.  Lunch will consist of a sandwich, chips and cookies.  You must register by September 22nd.

October 28
Quarterly Business Meeting
1:00 to 4:00 PM

The cost for a meal is $10.  The meal will consist of enchiladas, rice and beans, salad and flan.  You must RSVP by October 25th.

November 4
Self-Advocacy Series:
Transportation and Mobility
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

$10 will include lunch.  You must register by October 24th.

November 18
Harvest Festival
12:00 to 4:00 PM

Lunch costs $6.  The meal will conist of taco salad and baked goods as purchased. You must register for this event by November 15th.

December 16
Holiday Party
12:00 to 4:00 PM

Lunch will cost $10.  The meal will consist of a traditional turkey dinner with trimmings. You must RSVP for this event by December 13th.

Center Closures

We will be closed from November 22-24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

We will observe our annual winter break from December 19th-January 1st.  We will re-open January 2nd.

Self-Advocacy Workshops

The East Bay Center for the Blind is offering a program to convey principles of self-advocacy skills to blind and visually impaired individuals, especially low-income people of color, throughout the Bay Area, the majority of whom are not aware of their rights and benefits under local, state and federal disability laws. This program will be presented as a series of workshops.

The first of these workshops, “Fundamentals of Advocacy,” will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  We will cover the basics of advocating for yourself, knowing your rights and how to fight for them on your own and organizing with others.

Among the presenters for this workshop will be:

Lisamaria Martinez, Director of Community Services, Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Vice-President, San Francisco Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of California; Secretary, NFB Sports and Recreation Division.

Frank Welte, First Vice-President, California Council of the Blind; President, San Francisco Chapter, CCB; previously served as CCB’s Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs.

Michael Nunez, Disability Rights Attorney; associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, LLP; works on complex litigation and pre-litigation focusing on equal access to government services, technology, transportation, public accommodations and employment; previously served as Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Advocates.

Time for this workshop is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost is $10.00 which includes lunch. Transportation cost will be reimbursed if needed to the extent our budget permits.

Our workshop series will continue as follows:

November 4, 2017:  Transportation and mobility.

March 17, 2018:  Safety-net programs covering financial and health benefits, Social Security, and Medi-Cal.

April 21, 2018:  Housing and employment.

Deadline to register for the Sept. 30 workshop is Tuesday Sept. 22, 2017.  Register by calling or emailing Jan or Kelly at The East Bay Center for the Blind.