Schedule

Tentative Schedule

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered National Conference
“Let’s Make It Happen-Disability Rights are Civil Rights!
June 7, 2018 – June 9, 2018
Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center
Birmingham, AL

Thursday, June 7th, 2017

3D people sit around conference table 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) Board Meeting
First Aid Kit 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
First Aid Room
Civil Rights Institute 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Ask Conference Ambassadors

Civil Rights Institute and District Tours (On your own) $15

Our Ambassadors will be available to assist you.
Group Admission is available with reservations

History books with disability symbols on the front All Day
Disability History Exhibit
Display in walkway to the conference area.
Learn the story of the disability movement from the beginning.
This exhibit is both audio and visual so all can enjoy.
Man welcomes guests 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Ambassadors check in and Hospitality Room
Register Now 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Registration
Two people carry a banner that reads "My State Believes" 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM
State Banners Registration
Each state need to bring their banner. States who did not bring a Banner may make them at this table.
Woman standing at exhibit booth 1:30- 5:00 PM
Exhibitors Set Up
Disability activists march with Martin Luther King quote on banner behind

Musical Notes

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Disability Rights RallySpeakers: Bernard Baker, Allison Haynes, Katy Johnson, Cheri Mitchell, Darren Morris, Tia Nelis, Heather Sims, Chaqueta Stuckey, Elouise Woods

Open Mic

Songs of the Self Advocacy Movement
Chester Finn, Steve Holmes, Cheri Mitchell

 Two people carry a banner that reads "My State Believes" 5:30 PM-6:00 PM
State Banner Roll Call and Line up
Pizza
Two people carry a banner that reads "My State Believes"
Welcome to Alabama
6:00 PM -8:30 PM

Pizza Party

 

 

Opening Session
US Flag Ceremony

Parade of States

 

Welcome
Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham
Tia Nelis President SABE
People First of Alabama and Conference Committee

Friday, June 8th, 2017

Register Now 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
Registration
Man welcomes guests 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Ambassadors check in and Hospitality Room
Breakfast 7:30 AM -9:00 AM
Breakfast

Video Highlights from Rally
Opening Session
Sponsor Acknowledgements
History books with disability symbols on the front All Day
Disability History Exhibit
Display in walkway to the conference area.
Learn the story of the disability movement from the beginning.
This exhibit is both audio and visual so all can enjoy.
Lydia Brown, a young East Asian person wearing navy blue suit and retro-patterned necktie, smiling. Photo by Rachel Mondragon, February 2017, Denver, Colorado. 9:00 AM-9:45 AM
General Session Keynote

Civil Rights are Human Rights
Lydia X. Z. Brown

People standing around talking 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tech Expo
Learn about new technology designed to help you stay connected with family and friends, live independently, stay heathy, learn what is happening in your community, transportation and more.

Self Advocacy Fair Exhibits
Talk with people from across the country about their self advocacy organizations and companies that will share ways they can support you.

Relaxation Room
Are you getting overwhelmed? Try Meditation, Yoga or Just Chill.

Videotaped Interviews
Tell Us Your Life Story: We want to hear from you! Set up an interview time with Jerry Smith, Self Advocacy On-
Line to tell your story.

SARTAC: Ask Me Anything!
Max Barrows and his team from Green Mountain Self Advocates will answer your questions about how to make self advocacy stronger in your state!

Wheelchair Repair Station

Culture and Diversity Discussions
Learn and experience ways to make your organization more welcoming to all! Self Advocates Empowered and Georgetown University.

First Aid Kit 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
First Aid Room
SARTAC Logo 10:15 AM-11: 15 AM
Friday WORKSHOP session

Featured Workshops currently include:
SARTAC -Self Advocacy Resource and training Center

SARTAC Advisory Committee Presentation of the new 2nd Edition of the SABE Self Advocacy Toolkit

SARTAC Fellows Presentations

Bag lunch

Man and woman stand with vote sign in front of them

11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Boxed Lunch served at
Regional Meetings to Elect Regional Representatives for the 2018-2020 SABE Board

Region 1 (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington)

Region 2 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada)

Region 3 (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)

Region 4 (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)

Region 6 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

Region 7 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia)

Region 8 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Region 9 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)

3D people sit around conference table 1:15 AM-2:00 PM
Newly Elected
2018-2020 SABE Board Members representing each region meet to get contact information, take photos, and schedule next meeting date.
Hotel conference room 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Friday WORKSHOP sessions

Coming soon!
Musical Notes 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Songwriting Workshop

Chester Finn and Steve Holmes,
New York
SARTAC Logo with image of board meeting 2:00 PM -5:00 PM
SARTAC Advisory Committee
Annual Meeting
Assorted cookies on a plate 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Break and Light refreshments
Hotel conference room 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Friday WORKSHOP sessions

Coming soon!
Dinner plate

 

 

Megaphone

6:00 PM -8:00 PM
Dinner and Cash Bar

Announcement of New SABE Board Members

SABE Officer Nominations
Officer Speeches

Lip Sync Battle Sign
People watching a movie
8:15 PM- 10:00 PM
Lip Sync Battle

Movie Night
Name of the movie coming soon!

Saturday June 9, 2018

Register Now 7:30 AM-10:00 AM
Registration
Man welcomes guests 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
Ambassadors check in and Hospitality Room
Breakfast 7:30 AM -9:00 AM
Breakfast
Watch Video Highlights from Friday
History books with disability symbols on the front All Day
Disability History Exhibit

Display in walkway to the conference area.
Learn the story of the disability movement from the beginning.
This exhibit is both audio and visual so all can enjoy.
 Vote button 9:00AM – Noon
SABE Officer Elections

Vote for your SABE 2018-2020 Officers
(President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant of Arms)
Same Struggle Different Difference on a button with 4 symbols for women, people of color, LGBTQ and disability 9:00AM – 10:00AM
General Session Panel

“Same Struggle Different Differences”
Panel Discussion on Disability Rights and Other Civil Rights Movements and how we can work together

Karen Willis: Moderator
Tia Nelis, Chester Finn and local civil and human rights leaders from the Civil Rights and LGBTQ communities

Hotel conference room 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Saturday WORKSHOP sessions

Coming soon!
People First of Alabama 10:30-Noon
People First of Alabama Annual Meeting
People standing around talking 10:30-5:00

Tech Expo
Learn about new technology designed to help you stay connected with family and friends, live independently, stay heathy, learn what is happening in your community, transportation and more.

Self Advocacy Fair Exhibits
Talk with people from across the country about their self advocacy organizations and companies that will share ways they can support you.

Relaxation Room
Are you getting overwhelmed? Try Meditation, Yoga or Just Chill.

Videotaped Interviews
Tell Us Your Life Story: We want to hear from you! Set up an interview time with Jerry Smith, Self Advocacy On-
Line to tell your story.

SARTAC: Ask Me Anything!
Max Barrows and his team from Green Mountain Self Advocates will answer your questions about how to make self advocacy stronger in your state!

Wheelchair Repair Station

Culture and Diversity Discussions
Learn and experience ways to make your organization more welcoming to all! Self Advocates Empowered and Georgetown University.

First Aid Kit 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM
First Aid Room
Dinner plate 11:45 AM- 12:30 PM
Lunch
 Voter Project 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Luncheon Keynote

Get Out and Vote!
SABE and NDRN Vote Project National Panel and Raffle

Hotel conference room 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Saturday WORKSHOP sessions

Coming soon!
Musical Notes 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Songwriting Workshop

Chester Finn and Steve Holmes
Vote button 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
SABE Officer Elections

Vote for your SABE 2018-2020 Officers
(President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant of Arms)
Assorted cookies on a plate 3:30 PM -4:00 PM
Break and Snacks
People watching a movie 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Movie Room

Movie List coming soon!
Hotel conference room 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Saturday WORKSHOP sesions

Coming soon!
Dinner plate

Musical Notes

 

Plaque reads award of excellence

 

Election results

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Dinner
with Cash BarCLOSING CEREMONY 

Musical Interlude by The Petty Brothers
Logan and Warren Petty

New Songs of the Movement: Chester Finn and Steve Holmes

 

 

Awards

 

 

Announcement of SABE Officers

Announcement of Location of 2020 National Conference

 

DJ Dance party 8:15 PM-11:00 PM
Dance

Come Dance the Night Away with DJ Baker Enterprises