LightHouse offices are closed for in-person services through July 1, 2021. Check the calendar below for our offering of online classes.
The week's events
- Estate Planning 101 – Fulfilling your philanthropic goals with Trusts and Estates Attorney, Kevan Warren(Online)
Estate Planning 101 – Fulfilling your philanthropic goals with Trusts and Estates Attorney, Kevan Warren(Online)
Now is a great time to plan your estate, and feel satisfied that you have made your intentions clear. Mr. Warren is a Trusts and Estates Attorney in Albany, California. He specializes in tailoring comprehensive estate planning documents for clients and advises trustees and executors on the administration of a decedent’s estate in compliance with California law. Join Kevan and LightHouse via ZOOM remote access to get started on your own legacy giving plan from an expert.
To receive your personal ZOOM remote access link to the workshop, please RSVP by Wednesday, September 23 to Paul Blaney, Manager of Individual Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-694-7313.En Communidad (In Community)
En Communidad (In Community)
Cuándo: Septiembre 25, 2020 de 7:00 a 8:00 PM
Dónde: Zoom, plataforma virtual (en cualquier lugar se puede acceder a alguna reunión de Zoom. Puede unirse usando su teléfono, tableta, o computadora. La información de Zoomserá compartida con los que se registren antes del evento.)
Quen: Familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión de 14 a 20 años de edad
Que: Todos son bienvenidos! En comunidad es un programa diseñado para traer recursos e información relevante a estudiantes y sus familias, en español. Vengan a aprender, hacer preguntas, A construir comunidades con otras familias de estudiantes ciegos o con baja visión, y A conocer mentores.
Acompáñennos para nuestro primer instalamiento de En Comunidad, donde platicaremos sobre todo que ver con estudios y aprendizaje en este nuevo tiempo de distancia miento. Mientras el mundo se adapta a esta nueva forma de aprendizaje, muchos encuentran que tienen preguntas Y buscan información accesible. Traigan a sus familias, sus preguntas, y Acompáñenos por una hora donde daremos consejos Útiles, y donde escucharemos cuentas personales de un panel de estudiantes
Para preguntas o para reservar, por favor de contactar a Daisy Soto a: Dsoto@lighthouse-sf.org, (805)657-7138.
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When: September 25, 2020, 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Where: Via Zoom (Zoom can be accessed almost anywhere. Join us by using your phone, tablet, or computer. Zoom information will be shared prior to the event with those who RSVP.)
Who: Families of youth ages 14-20 and their blind and low vision child or student.
What: All are welcome! En Communidad is a program designed to bring students and their families valuable resources and relevant information, in Spanish. Come to learn, ask questions, build connections with fellow families of blind and low vision students, and meet blind mentors!
Come join us for our first Instalment of En Communidad, where we will be discussing all things distance learning. As the world adapts to this new way of learning, many people find themselves having questions and wondering where to find accessible information. Bring your families, your questions and spend an hour getting some tips and hearing first-hand advice from a panel of blind college students.
For any questions and to RSVP, please contact Daisy Soto at:
- Disability Book Series: Jo Elizabeth Pinto On Parenting Blind
Disability Book Series: Jo Elizabeth Pinto On Parenting Blind
LightHouse San Francisco is a proud partner with Senior and Disability Action and other Bay Area community organizations to bring you the Disability Book Series, highlighting the talents, wisdom, and experience of disabled authors. Join Bay Area Blind Mom Lisamaria Martinez in conversation with author Jo Elizabeth Pinto for the wit, candor, and sass that comes from being a parent who happens to be blind.
Jo Elizabeth Pinto, author of "Daddy Won't Let Mom Drive The Car" and "The Bright Side of Darkness," was born in Chicago in 1971 and grew up in Brighton, Colorado. She was part of the first generation of disabled students who integrated the public school system in the late 1970’s. In 1992, Pinto graduated from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley with a degree in Human Rehabilitative Services. While teaching disabled students how to use adaptive computer technology, she earned a second degree in 2004 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Nonprofit Organization Management. Blind since birth, she is currently self-employed as a braille textbook proofreader.
As an author, Pinto knows the importance of entertaining her readers while also giving them food for thought. Whether she writes fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, she draws inspiration from her own experiences to show her audience that hope is always just an action away.
Pinto currently lives in Colorado with her husband Gerald and her daughter Sarah, her yellow Labrador guide dog Anlyn, two cats named Sam-I-Am and Andy, and a parakeet called Rocket.
"Daddy Won't Let Mom Drive The Car" and "The Bright Side of Darkness" are available on Amazon in paperback and for Audible and Kindle download, and the latter was recently added to National Library Services (DBC 13147).
About the Disability Book Series:
The intent of this book reading series is to highlight authors with disabilities, disabled writers, and to interrogate ableism and societal conceptions of disability. We welcome any and all suggestions for future authors, free venues in San Francisco, and feedback as to how our events can be more accessible, inclusive, or generally better at DisabilityBookSeries@gmail.com.
Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF)
LightHouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired San Francisco
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC)
San Francisco Senior and Disability Action (SDA)
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325.
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The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities.