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Disability, Aging and Power: Forum in Berkeley, 1/17

Debbie says:

This looks like an excellent resource for Bay Area people facing unpredictable PG&E power shutoffs, and just generally wanting to empower ourselves against a callous corporate world.

If you don’t feel like clicking the link, here’s the gist of the text:


A Community Forum

How to Survive PG&E Power Shutoffs, Help Others Survive, and Envision an Electricity Grid That Works for Us and the Planet

Are you mad as hell about the PG&E shutoffs? Did you, or someone you know, endure a nightmare scenario, trying to navigate disability-or-age-related power needs during a shutoff? Does the thought of more shutoffs fill you with dread? Rage? Both? Come to a forum to brainstorm a way forward, build a network of interdependence, and hear frontline activists and experts discuss possible solutions.

Friday, January 17, 3-5 PM ED ROBERTS CAMPUS 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley (at Ashby BART)

ASL & CART (captioning) provided; light refreshments; wheelchair accessible; please refrain from wearing scented products

Presented by: Electricity = Life

Thanks to our sponsors and financial supporters: World Institute on Disability (WID), Service Employees International Union Local 2015 (SEIU) and The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Just as a personal note, I want to add that a friend of my mother’s founded TURN (under its previous name), and I’m always glad to see that it is still functioning and doing good work.

Please share the flyer widely. I will be out of town, and I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend.