Virtual Events Calendar
Below are virtual events for Best Buddies in North Carolina. We all want to stay connected during this time of social distancing, so here are some fun ways to do so.
The events will take place on Zoom. To join an activity, please RSVP to receive the Zoom links. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please email email@example.com.
Training: Disability & Language
Monday, April 12th
7:30 PM on Zoom
Payton and Aly from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Disability Awareness Committee will be presenting on the importance of language in disability advocacy and activism. Language might feel complicated in that it is constantly evolving and requires a nuanced approach to gain a deep understanding of the implications and impacts that words can have on individuals.
Payton and Aly will touch on topics including person-first versus identity-first language, societal ableism in the construction of language and the importance of eliminating ableism from our vocabulary, and disability pride seen in the reclamation of derogatory words against the disability community.
We hope that you will join us for this important conversation! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for ZOOM information!
Ambassador Workshop with Dina Smith
Wednesday, April 21st
5:00 PM on Zoom
Dina will be discussing soft skills, social skills for the workplace, and transferrable skills from participants’ life such as in past jobs or hobbies. She will also be providing an awesome resource for attendees to further explore their skills!
Dina is an Inclusion Specialist at Understood.org. She has over 20 years of experience serving the disability population in areas of employment training, career exploration and placement, measurement and program evaluation, business and community engagement, and family outreach.
Email email@example.com for ZOOM information!
Virtual Sip & Paint with The Magic Canvas
Wednesday, April 14th
5:30 PM on Zoom
The Magic Canvas will host step-by-step instructions to paint an adorable dandelion via ZOOM for members of Best Buddies of NC at no cost to participants (materials NOT included)! A link to the Zoom event will be emailed to all participants 48 hours prior to the start time.
Earth Day Arts & Crafts
Thursday, April 22nd
5:00 PM on Zoom
Join us to enjoy an art party or get the supplies & make something along with us! We will be hanging out with Raleigh Charter School! There will be one craft and some fun games. The supply list will be sent out on April 19 (mostly household items)!