OVERVIEW OF THE QUEER DISABILITY CONFERENCE
The QD conference is the first international gathering of disabled queers. We are using both these terms broadly. All queers and all people with any types of disabilities are welcome. Also warmly welcome are significant others, friends and allies.
This gathering at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA will begin with registration on Saturday evening June 1,2002 and continue through breakfast on Tuesday June 4,2002. Very low cost housing is provided at San Francisco State University.
The program has 3 intersecting perspectives:
The conference will have a sliding scale for registration. If our fundraising is successful, we are hoping for registration fees to be: $50-100 for both days.
The conference committee is committed to making the conference as accessible as we possibly can. We take access seriously. We are planning for sign language interpreters, real-time captioning, print materials on braille and computer CD, wheelchair accessible meeting spaces and housing, a quiet room, a scent-free conference, and other access as requested.
SUPERFEST XXII--International Media Festival on Disabilities
The Society for Disability Studies is holding their annual conference in nearby Oakland on June 5-9, 2002. More information on SDS conference.
June is Gay Pride month and San Francisco celebrates all month long - with film festivals, conferences, and parties. More information on Gay Pride month.
The campus is in the western part of San Francisco, California.
FLYING TO SAN FRANCISCO
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS: Wheelchair accessible transportation to and from airports is not great. From the San Francisco Airport to points in San Francisco, you can use SuperShuttle. From the Oakland Airport or San Francisco Airport, you can use Bayporter. But neither has accessible service as part of their regular runs. So you must reserve it far in advance, and often wait for them to change vans to bring you the accessible one. Also it is almost impossible to get them to transport more than one wheelchair rider at a time. If you are able to use public transportation with your luggage, it might be easier and less hassle. From San Francisco Airport, take the SamTrans bus to the Colma BART station. From Oakland Airport, take the AC Transit bus to the Coliseum BART station.
BAY AREA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
In order for the conference to be accessible to folks with multiple chemical sensitivities, we must ask everyone to NOT use any scented products. See: How and Why to be Scent-Free
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER:email: QDConference2002@hotmail.com
FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION:email: QDProgram@hotmail.com
On the web at www.disabledwomen.net/queer