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Michigan Disability Rights Coalition is a disability justice movement working to transform communities.

Welcome to Michigan Disability Rights Coalition's Communities of Power Website!

Communities of Power is a source of information about issues of importance in Michigan's Disability Community! It is also an invitation to you to participate in making our communities accessible, integrated, and supportive - to make full citizenship for seniors and people with disabilities an expectation, not a goal.

Communities of Power is maintained by the Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC). We invite you to join us!

MDRC is hiring a full-time, "Disability and Racial Justice Community Organizer."

The Disability and Racial Justice Community Organizer will work on a five-year grant project to support the intensive leadership training of adults with developmental disabilities and parents of minor children with developmental disabilities. The focus of this project will be on the recruitment and participation from Michigan’s African-American, Black, Latino, Hispanic, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, Arab-American, Native-American and other racially and ethnically diverse communities and individuals.

This project will work with three cohorts of adults with developmental disabilities and parents/guardians of minors with developmental disabilities a year. The cohorts will take place across the state of Michigan. Each cohort will be held over several weeks. The focus of the cohorts will include the history of disability advocacy, values of the disability rights movement, self-determination, community organizing, systems change, board training, interdependence, intersectional policy change, and self-care.

This project is aligned with MDRC’s mission to cultivate disability pride and strengthen the disability movement by recognizing disability as a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while collaborating to dismantle all forms of oppression.

This position is full-time (40 hours a week). Pay based on knowledge, experience and candidate's education level and/or years of experience in the field. Pay range is budgeted to be between $33,000-$40,000 a year. Benefits package includes earned paid time off (8 hours biweekly), holiday pay, medical/dental/vision, cell phone coverage, 403 (b) employer match and parental leave.

For more details on this position and how to apply visit our Indeed page. You may also download the Position Posting:

We had a great time at this year's Bowl a Rama! Thanks so much to our Headpin sponsor! 

America's Preferred Home Warranty (APHW)

Team photos:

Jeff and his team at bowl a rama  

The Winner of the Highest Score Award!

Nicholas Prass holding the award 

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has an overview of the latest version of the AHCA. It allows States to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, among other things.

The Affordable Care Act and the Health Michigan Plan (expanded Medicaid) have not been repealed! MDRC can still help you find affordable health care. Contact our Navigator, Kathleen at 517-333- 2477 x 313.