Upcoming Webinar: “The COVID-19 Vaccine and What It Means for the Disability Community”

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt their free bystander intervention training as well as offering de-escalation training to meet this moment.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN HARASSMENT AND XENOPHOBIA WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION 2.0: CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them.  We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION 2.0: CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them.  We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.

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Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

The VITA program has operated for over 50 years, offering free tax help to:

  • People who generally make $57,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.

While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are managed by IRS partners and staffed by their volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.

VITA/TCE services are not only free, but they are also a reliable and trusted source for preparing tax returns. All VITA/TCE volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. This training includes maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all taxpayer information. In addition to requiring volunteers to certify their knowledge of the tax laws, the IRS requires a quality review check for every return prepared at a VITA/TCE site prior to filing. Each filing season, tens of thousands of dedicated VITA/TCE volunteers prepare millions of federal and state returns. They also assist taxpayers with the preparation of thousands of Facilitated Self-Assistance returns.

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Krispy Kreme – Free Glazed Doughnut for Vaccinated Individuals

Krispy Kreme is finding ways to be sweet as the U.S. continues to scale COVID-19 vaccinations. To show their support for those who choose to get vaccinated, starting Monday, 3/22, anyone who shows their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will receive a free Original Glazed® doughnut. For more information, visit www.krispykreme.com/promos/vaccineoffer .

 

 

Culver City Senior Center – COVID19 Vaccination Clinic on March 25

Are you in a currently eligible tier and still need a vaccine? NOW OPEN TO ANYONE CURRENTLY ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION!
The Culver City Senior Center will be hosting a 1 time only, 1 day only, vaccination clinic in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

When❓Thursday, March 25, 2021
Where❓Culver City Senior Center – 4095 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90232

Details:

  • This vaccination clinic is for 1st doses ONLY
  • We do not know if the vaccine will be Pfizer or Moderna
  • This is open to any individual who is currently eligible
  • This vaccination clinic is appointment ONLY‼️

Appointments will be scheduled between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, call the PRCS Department at (310) 253-6650 or (310) 253-6700. You must speak to someone to make an appointment, do not leave voicemails.👍

CA COVID-19 RENT RELIEF

Applications are being accepted for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief. If you’re behind on rent due to a COVID-19 financial hardship, visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122 to see if you are eligible, and apply.

Se aceptan aplicaciones para Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California. Si está atrasado en el pago de la renta debido a una dificultad financiera COVID-19, visite HousingIsKey.com o llame al 833-430-2122 para ver si es elegible y para aplicar.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for People with Developmental Disabilities Age 16 to 64