DRW and Town Hall present a Speaker Series:

The spring 2019 Town Hall Civics series features Disability Rights Washington. This series highlights everything from local policies to world politics. These events offer perspectives on a range of topics as diverse as Seattle itself—a bustling forum for activism, discovery, and thought-provoking discussion.

Ticket Price for these events is $5

Need an accessibility accommodation at an event? Email: Jodi Rose here.

If you would like to be an event sponsor, you can learn more and signup here.

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March 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Seattle and Disability Rights Washington present: Transforming Washington’s Mental Health System

 

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Josh Stuller sitting in a jail cell with glasses on and one eyebrow raised
The Collective (South Lake Union)
400 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Doors at 6:30 p.m.


With a lack of access to mental health services, people with mental illness often get swept into the criminal justice system.
 But on December 11, 2018 a federal judge approved a landmark class action settlement known as “Trueblood” that addresses this criminalization of mental illness—and has the potential to transform Washington’s mental health system. Town Hall Seattle joins forces with Disability Rights WA for a panel discussion on the state of mental health services and protections today, and an exploration of the sweeping ramifications of Trueblood. They delve into the substantive changes resulting from Trueblood in areas from competency evaluations and restoration services to education and training of the mental health system’s workforce. Sit in for an exploration of this critical case that may well transform the way people with mental illness interact with our criminal justice and mental health systems.

 

May 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Seattle and Disability Rights Washington present: Rooted in Rights Film Festival

staff member of the Rooted in Rights team smile at the camera

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Doors at 6:30 p.m.

Who tells your story? How are you portrayed? Too often disabled people are excluded from these conversations and their stories are told by non-disabled writers, reporters and actors. Rooted in Rights is unique in the media landscape, responding to a critical need for disabled people to be at the forefront of journalism and creative media, telling their own authentic stories. This team of disabled ­filmmakers, storytellers and activists are taking control of their own narratives. Join us for an interactive discussion on creative media and disability rights with Rooted in Rights staff, storytellers, and a selection of short videos created by Storytellers across the country.

 

June 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Seattle and Disability Rights Washington present: Parenting without Pity

Ivanova and their baby sitting in their lap smile at the camera

Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Doors at 6:30 p.m.

How many of us raised in isolation from other disabled people wish we could have built connections with the disability community earlier in our lives? Our panel of disabled parents will share insights into how we can create ties between disabled and non-disabled parents, discuss identity, and create a greater positive community of support and belonging for kids with disabilities.


 

Future DRW events:

September 2019: More information coming soon! DRW’s annual Breaking Barriers event.