Upcoming Events

You’re Invited to our next Workshop — March 17 2018

Join us for our workshop on Social Security and Healthcare, benefits, resources and rights. Third in our four-part series on principles of advocacy for self and others to the visually-impaired community, particularly low-income minorities in the Bay Area.

WHERE: The East Bay Center for the Blind 2928 Adeline St. Berkeley, Calif.

WHENSat. March 17, 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Please reserve with Kelly McCarthy no later than March 9th 2018.
Phone: 510-843-6935  or email:  eastbaycenterfortheblind@gmail.com
Registration cost at the door:  $10.00 covers lunch.
Participant Transportation reimbursed: Available if needed (as our budget permits).


Dazell Mallory, Social Security advocate, will discuss Social Security benefits rights and resources (SSI and SSDI).

A HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) representative will explain assistance available through HICAP, insurance availability, benefits, and resources (Medicare, MediCal, etc.).

Attorney and California Council of the Blind Advocacy Committee Chair Steve Mendelson will address access issues, e.g. assistance with filling out medical forms, accessible medication and disability rights information.

Final Workshop — May 19 2018

On May 19 2018, join us for a workshop on pressing housing issues in our community.

Previous Workshops (historical information)

On November 4th 2017, The East Bay Center for the Blind presented “Transportation and Mobility Advocacy.”  This day-long workshop was the second in our innovative four-part series designed to convey principles of self-advocacy to the visually impaired community, specifically low income minorities throughout the Bay Area.

The first workshop, “Fundamentals of Advocacy,” was held on September 30th.  This creative approach to self advocacy fundamentals presented dynamic panelists who engaged the audience and spurred all involved to advocate for themselves as well as the greater community.