Here’s a message that Laura wants to share with you:
My favorite part of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is when Father Christmas visits to give gifts – which are tools for Lucy, Susan and Peter, to help them survive what they are going to face. Lucy gets a horn to blow if she needs help; if she sounds it, help will arrive. When you feel powerless, knowing who to call for help makes all the difference in surviving what feels like a doomed battle. I first moved to SF not long after living in placement as a ward of the state and, and when I was referred to the Independent Living Resource Center, I felt that relief of the arrival of Father Christmas, bringing tools that are life saving. I am so very proud to be joining the board of ILRCSF, as they are deeply committed to assisting people with disabilities to keep their independence. (More about that below…)
ILRCSF is having their 40th anniversary on June 21st. Please come join us in our celebration fundraiser! Tickets are $35 and tax deductible!
For every person who buys a ticket, I will send you a personalized note, special care of gratitude! (Dealers’ choice – ya want it signed: Laura Albert, JT LeRoy, Speedie or Laura Dern, you got it!) If you buy two, you get the note AND a signed raccoon penis bone (that’s JT’s domain).
I have never posted a fundraising thing, as there are so many worthy causes that desperately need support. But this one really does help people stay in the world, in life, by bringing you the tools so you can do it. That is core to me.
Please consider donating any amount if cannot buy a ticket. Let me know, and I’ll find a way to express my gratitude.
Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) is a disability rights advocacy and support organization. Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are full social and economic partners, within their families and within a fully accessible community. ILRCSF’s mission is achieved by systems change, community education, partnerships with business, community organizations and government, and consumer directed services. We work to empower individuals and community, so that all people with disabilities have as full, productive and independent lives as they so choose.