Events

 If you need interpretation services or have access needs for any of these events, contact RHoyt@cityofmadison.com 

  • Plain Language and Effective Communication

    How you communicate and the language you use can serve to build positive and lasting relationships, help people understand your message, and help people make informed decisions.   Learn how language can foster inclusion and how to navigate communication challenges at one of the sessions below.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    9:00 am – 10:30 am; Virtual

    Thursday, November 21, 2024
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; Virtual

  • Disability Pride Month Crip Camp Film Screening and Discussion

    Hosted by the City of Madison Disability Resource Group, and affinity group of staff with disabilities, and the Department of Civil Rights. 

    Thursday, July 18, 2024
    11:00 – 2:00 pm
    In-person – City County Building, Room 507A

  • Assistive Technology in the Workplace

    Hosted by the City of Madison Disability Resource Group, an affinity group of staff with disabilities, and the Department of Civil Rights.  This event will include a hybrid meeting with a panel.  In-person attendees will have and an opportunity to try Assistive Technology devices following the panel.

    Thursday, March 21, 2024
    11:00 – 1:00 pm
    Hybrid/In-person – City County Building, Room 507A

  • Disability Pride Fest

    July 27, 2024

    The Disability Pride Festival is a joyful gathering of the entire disability community and their allies. 
    Save the date! 

  • Let’s talk about pedestrian safety!

    The Disability Rights and Services Program is convening a virtual community conversation on February 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  

    This is an opportunity for community members with disabilities and allies to gather and discuss how we can work together to reduce pedestrian crashes and deaths and engage with existing efforts in the City of Madison.  For this conversation, we use the word “pedestrian” to describe anyone who walks, rolls, or rides to get to where they need to go. 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 850 4483 3486  |  Passcode: 441038

    Closed captioning is available for this event. 

  • Bottom Dollars Film Screening and Discussion

    Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

    Hosted by the City of Madison Disability Resource Group, an affinity group of staff with disabilities, and the Department of Civil Rights.  This film is about segregated and subminimum wage employment in sheltered workshops and the employment rights of people with disabilities. 

    Thursday, October 17, 2024
    11:00 – 1:00 pm
    In-person – City County Building, Room 507A

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