Upcoming Events


(Virtual) CounterBalance 2021


The 11th Annual Production of CounterBalance This virtual dance concert celebrates the power of physically-integrated dance and will feature five...

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Crip Paint Power: Powerful, Beautiful Women with Disabilities


Let's imagine the ways we are powerful through art and words of affirmation. Similar to a Paint & Sip Party,...

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Disability, Race, and Healthcare Inequities: 2nd Roundtable Discussion


Join Access Living for our second roundtable discussion centered on the intersections of disability, race, and health care inequities experienced...

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Advocacy Updates

Town Hall: Disability Feedback as Chicago Reopens


Reminder to those of you in Chicago! This afternoon is an important online session on re-opening the City of Chicago....

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Open Mic: Disability + Art


Join us for a disability+art open mic, a collaboration between Access Living, NAMI, and DCAL! Let’s explore the intersections of disability, mental health, and...

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Artist’s Talk with Justin Cooper and Genevieve Nutley


Join us for a discussion and Q & A with Justin and Genevieve, DCAL’s 2020-21 Junior Artists in Residence. Chicago-based...

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Outtakes: Disability Culture Cabaret


We are excited to announce Outtakes, the 12th Annual Disability Culture Cabaret, featuring performances, spoken word, music, comedy, and more....

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Ways to Serve The Community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Martin Luther King Day will be celebrated Monday, January 18, 2021. As we prepare to honor his life and legacy...

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Action Alerts

Updates: Holiday Event Today, Federal Covid-19 Relief and Omnibus Budget Bills


Access Living friends and allies: Happy Winter Solstice! This morning, we'd like to alert you to a fun virtual Access...

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Today! People’s Thanksgiving Virtual Gathering


We'd like to remind you about our online Thanksgiving event today! Don't miss out. Please share with folks with disabilities...

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