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June 2019

  • 6-10 Reading Series: Tomcat by James Rushbrooke

    Monday, June 10, 2019
    7 PM
    Louis Bluver Theater at the Drake
    302 S. Hicks Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Registration and more information

    Tomcat envisions a world where enforced pre-natal screenings have eliminated most medical conditions. A twelve year old orphan under observation as an unscreened "rare specimen" offers her health care workers a chance to reclaim another kind of humanity.

  • 6-10 to 6-15 Disability Pride Week and Celebration

    Monday, June 10 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
    Philadelphia, PA

    Disability Pride Week schedule

  • 6-19 Temple Event Opioid Use Disorders and The Americans with Disabilities Act: Eliminating Discriminatory Barriers to Treatment and Recovery

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    12 PM
    Tower Building, Episcopal Hospital, 4th floor (enter on the west side facing Front Street)

    Target Audience: Physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, trainees, medical students, staff, and the interested public.

    If wheelchair access or assistance is required, please contact Security at 215-707-5200.

    Speaker: Jacqueline C. Romero, Esq., an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Temple University School of Law.

    Host: The of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Grand Rounds 2018-2019

    Please make certain that you sign in when you attend Grand Rounds. Pages are provided for faculty, residents, medical students, Behavioral Health Services, Social Work staff and students, and Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners as well as for "Additional Participants." If your name is not preprinted in the listings and you qualify for Continuing Medical Education Credits or Continuing Education Units, please provide a TU department, an e-mail, or an address so that your certificate can be sent to you when awarded.

  • 6-20 Chat and Chew: Redefining the Poverty Line

    Thursday, June 20, 2019
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Facebook Live Event Information

    What happens when we change the poverty line? Join us for a Facebook Live discussion during your lunch hour about what it could mean for disability programs and services. Closed captioning will be unavailable in real time though a full transcript of the conversation will be made available afterwards.

    Hosted by Disability Rights Pennsylvania.

    More about this topic from The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities -

    Administration's Poverty Line Proposal Would Cut Health, Food Assistance for Millions Over Time

    "The Trump Administration is considering a change to the federal poverty line that would ultimately cause millions of people to lose eligibility for, or receive less help from, health, food assistance, and other programs that help them meet basic needs. (See Figure 1.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has requested comments on updating the Census Bureau's poverty thresholds using an alternative, lower measure of inflation than the traditional Consumer Price Index (CPI). That change would lower the poverty line by growing amounts each year relative to the current approach. The Administration could move forward with its proposal any time after OMB's June 21 deadline for comments."

  • 6-24 to 6-26 The ISTE Conference & Expo

    Monday, June 24 to Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    1101 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    The expo hall will be open:
    Monday, June 24, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
    Wednesday, June 26, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Register for an expo-only badge

    The ISTE Conference & Expo is an influential ed tech event, with over 550 exhibiting organizations represented.

    For full access to the expo hall, register for a free expo-only badge to ISTE19 for all three days of the event. The interactive floor plan lists exhibitors.

    You may pick up your badge credentials to access the expo hall starting Monday, June 24 at 9:30 AM.

    The expo-only badge credential provides access to the ISTE19 expo only, not to conference sessions or other activities. Registrants must be 16 years of age and older only, and must provide confirmation of connection to edtech when registering. During badge pick up onsite, registration staff reserve the right to request proof of age.

September 2019

  • 9-13 to 9-14 Tangles in Time

    Friday, September 13 to Saturday, September 14, 2019
    Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
    23 South 38th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Friday, September 13, 7:30 PM
    Saturday, September 14, 2 PM
    Saturday, September 14, 7:30 PM
    Duration: Approximately 70 minutes

    Get tickets for Tangles in Time

    Tangles in Time is an original Theater of Witness production created and performed by people living with dementia, care partners and health professionals.

    Based on the performers' own true stories of love, loss, illness and caring, the project weaves together live performance with original music, film and visual imagery. Tangles In Time invites all people to connect and build empathy—even through changes in memory and time.

    Thomas Jefferson University and Theater of Witness are pleased to present Tangles in Time.

October 2019

  • 10-3 to 10-5 The 2nd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education

    Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, October 5, 2019
    Moore College of Art & Design
    1916 Race Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Conference Information/Tickets

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