12/3/19 International Day of People With Disabilities - Paint & Coffee Hour @ Leisha's Bakeria For A Mural On The Path To Independence
December 3rd is International Day of People with Disabilities, and More Than Walking is teaming up with AbleThrive in an international campaign called #ThriveWorldwide to celebrate living life to the fullest, with over 43 meet-ups in more than 17 countries. Join More Than Walking and event sponsors B:Hive Coworking, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Leisha's Bakeria for a FREE Paint & Coffee Hour from 4-6 pm at 7 Lafayette Cir, Bridgeport, CT. Participants can enjoy baked goods and hot drinks while collaborating on pieces of a watercolor mural that will illustrate the path people with disabilities take to pursue independence. The finished mural will be professionally photographed and shared across More Than Walking's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with high-resolution digital copies sent to participants. Register at www.morethanwalking.com/events
What kind of impact can our collective work of art have? 500,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury every year. Most lose the ability to walk, control bowel & bladder, and engage with society. What they often gain is crushing social stigma, financial hardship, dependency, and depression. As internet access and smartphone usage abound globally, social media is often the first place people with disabilities and their families search for community and support. Your artistic representation of experiences, as an inherently disabled and limited human being, can help share hope and perspective to others going through dark times. More Than Walking's mission is to share the path to independent living after spinal cord injury worldwide through film, but with your help, we can dabble in some paint as well!
Enjoy an evening of great conversation with an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to meet like minded community advocates and peer mentor volunteers from Connecticut and surrounding states. Our goal is to bring together crucial players in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and adaptive living to make new connections, encourage each other’s efforts, and embrace a common vision of vibrant living, regardless of disability. Accessible rides may be available for those without transportation, depending on volunteer availability. Register to attend, volunteer, and request a ride.
We hope you can join us!
Jonathan Sigworth & Jessica Bello Capote
Founders & Co-CEOs, More Than Walking Incorporated
Hi all, if you are around the Connecticut area next weekend, we would love for you to join us for an afternoon of creativity and great conversation with local spinal cord injury peer mentors while enjoying wine tasting from Bijou Square Wine Shop, hot drinks and baked goods from Leisha’s Bakeria. Dressy Casual. This is an opportunity to meet some of the peer mentors who have been working with us, and learn about other organizations and resources for those with SCI and disabilities in CT.
Wheelchair users + 1 accompanying friend/family member are free, suggested donation for general public is $30. Register at the link above or below! (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDg1MTk=)
We hope to to see you there!
- Jonathan & Jessica
Co-CEOs, More Than Walking Incorporated