Disability Day at the Capitol

Join Self-Advocates from across the state at Disability Day at the Capitol! 


  • Date: Tuesday, February 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: the Minnesota State Capitol: 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, 55155
  • Time: 9am-3pm
  • Schedule
    • 9:00 AM. Registration: Capitol Basement, Room B-15 (L’etoile du Nord)
    • 9:50 AM to 10:10 AM: Issue Briefing: Captiol Basement, Room B-15 (L’etoile du Nord)
    • 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM: Singing Performance by Side by Side People’s Chorus in Rotunda, 1st Floor of Capitol 
    • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Rally in Rotunda, 1st Floor of Capitol
    • 12:00 PM: Visits with Legislators
  • Cost: Free of charge
  • Download the 2018 Disability Day at the Capitol flyer here

If you are interested in speaking with your legislators following the rally please contact ACT ahead of time. We want to review tips for telling your story, see ARC’s 1 page recommendations here,  and schedule meetings for you ahead of time.

Register for the event here

This event is Co-Sponsored by: 

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance; Advocating Change Together; MOFAS; Minnesota Council on Disability; Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities; and Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) 

Disability Power Day: February

  • What is Disability Power Day?
  • Download the Flyer and Registration form here
  • Sign up for February’s Disability Power Day or the whole Winter/Spring series 


    Advocating Change Together
    1821 University Ave W STE 306-S
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


    Details: Disability Power Day – February’s Agenda 
      • Date: Friday, February 9th
      • Where: St. George Greek Othrodox Church, 111 Summit Ave Saint Paul, MN 55105
      • Time: 10am-2pm. Please let us now how long you can attend – we only want people leaving during lunch time in-between morning and afternoon sessions (11:30-12:30)
      • Morning session 10am-11:30am – Group Building, Human Rights Review, Disability and Culture
      • Lunch, 11:30am-12:30pm: FREE and DELICIOUS 
      • Afternoon session 12:30pm-2pm –  Disability and Culture Continued Featuring Skits with Role Playing 
      • Cost: No Charge. Donations welcome.

Training Series

Do you have a self-advocacy group you would like to start or strengthen? Sign up to pilot ACT’s Disability Equality Training Series (DETS). 


  • All courses are self-led; ACT trains your trainers.
  • Each session is 1 hr long and easy to present: support materials are easy to use, clearly organized, and include strategies for engaging participants in activities that enhance the learning experience.
  • All sessions use group learning with participatory learning model.
  • Comprehensive curriculum includes courses from basic to advanced levels.
  • Completion certificates recognize achievement.
  • Rigor reflected in program structure, where smaller groups learn over longer periods of time, creating lasting leadership skills.

We are currently piloting the first series of lessons with select groups. Soon we will have another round of pilots, free of cost, if your group is interested:

Side by Side People’s Chorus – Winter/Spring 2018

Side by side
Details: Winter/Spring Rehearsal Schedule 
  • Date: First Friday of each month beginning in January (Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4)
  • Where: Macalester Plymouth Church (1658 Lincoln Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105)
  • Time: Free Dinner 6:00pm-6:30pm , 6:45pm-8:15pm singing
  • Performance: tbd
  • Required Commitment: Be at all rehearsals.
  • Cost: No Charge. Donations welcome.

Attend ACT Board Meetings

  • For Self-Advocates who are already on ACT’s board, already ACT members, or are just interested in learning more about ACT and getting know the board
  • Meetings include official ACT business which is voted on by the board, as well as self-advocacy games and lessons
  • Meetings take place the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the ACT office 
Contact ACT if you’re Interested
Phone: 651-641-0297
Email: pmitchell@selfadvocacy.org

Attend Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Meetings

Are you interested in learning more about whats happening at the big picture level around disability rights? Join an ACT staff member and represent the interests of self-advocates.

  • Attend a public CCD event
  • Attend transportation workgroup meetings
  • Attend employment workgroup meetings
  • Attend policy or grassroots committee meetings
Contact ACT if you’re Interested
Phone: 651-641-0297
Email: pmitchell@selfadvocacy.org

Attend a Self-Advocates Minnesota (SAM) Meeting

Reach out to your local SAM organizer for more information about your next meeting and opportunities for you to get involved with their self-advocacy projects.

Download the SAM brochure

Contact ACT if you’re Interested
Phone: 651-641-0297
Email: pmitchell@selfadvocacy.org