[NFBWATlk] National Convention News & Updates
mjc59 at comcast.net
Mon Jul 5 22:27:14 UTC 2021
Below my signature is information sent out today to all who are registered for the NFB National convention. You can still register for the convention at https://nfb.org/civicrm/event/register?id=432&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&reset=1
Washington affiliate caucus:
Our NFBW Caucus will take place this Friday, July 9, from 9 AM to 10 AM. Here is the zoom link for the caucus:
Topic: NFBW Caucus
Time: Jul 9, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 824 0388 5199
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Marci Carpenter, President
NFB of Washington
mjc59 at comcast.net
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: National Federation of the Blind <webmaster at nfb.org>
> Date: July 5, 2021 at 2:47:43 PM PDT
> To: Marci Carpenter <Mjc59 at comcast.net>
> Subject: Tomorrow! National Convention News & Updates
> Reply-To: National Federation of the Blind <webmaster at nfb.org>
> NFB21 Starts Tomorrow! Don’t Miss the Latest Convention Updates
> We can’t wait to come together this week to share the love, hope, and determination of the National Federation of the Blind! Look for emails throughout the week that will include daily updates and reminders. We encourage you to share this information with chapter members who may not receive emails. More information, including various ways to access and connect to convention events, can also be found at https://nfb.org/convention.
> How to Access and Connect
> There are many ways to connect to convention events and activities:
> All convention sessions, including the board meeting, general sessions, and the banquet, will be held via Zoom. Meeting IDs and Zoom links are provided in the agenda as well as our virtual event platform, CrowdCompass.
> Review our Zoom information page for tips and tricks, keyboard shortcuts, and local dial-in numbers for those who prefer to connect via phone. Find your local number and then enter the appropriate Zoom meeting ID.
> Personalize your agenda, visit the exhibit hall, network with attendees, and more on the virtual event platform, CrowdCompass. Log in via the mobile app or the web. Please log in using the same email address you used to register for the convention.
> Connect on Social Media!
> Connect with other convention goers and follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NFB21 on Twitter. Join the Facebook event. If you haven’t already, please contact your state affiliate for more ways to get involved and meet more Federationists.
> Policies to Be Considered
> As the supreme authority of the organization, the Convention assembled elects leaders and sets policies and priorities. Delegations normally need to be in-person to vote but the board has proposed rules of engagement for the virtual environment. Similar rules were adopted in 2020.
> Review the proposed rules of engagement for the 2021 NFB Virtual Convention.
> Review a board resolution being recommended to the convention to establish a fund to support survivors under our code of conduct.
> Review the 2021 Proposed Resolutions.
> Code of Conduct
> The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Our organization requires a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we are committed to a safe and welcoming environment. The NFB Code of Conduct outlines policies and standards for anyone who participates in Federation activities. Please read our code of conduct at https://nfb.org/codeofconduct and become familiar with the reporting process. Thank you for your commitment to the safety and support of the blind community.
> Survivor Safe Space
> As a part of our ongoing efforts to provide safety, support, and inclusion within the National Federation of the Blind, the Survivor Task Force is providing a safe space for survivors and individuals who have been impacted or harmed by sexual misconduct. Breakout rooms will be available for one-on-one confidential support. Visit the safe space via Zoom meeting ID 202 313 2945 Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern and on Saturday between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Eastern.
> If you are not able to participate in the survivors’ safe space and need additional support or have further questions during the convention, you may email survivors at nfb.org or call 410-659-9314, extension 2238. A member of the Survivor Task Force will respond to calls within four hours of the time of your message between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern during the week of convention.
> Opportunity to Win During NFB21: Give $20 Convention Drawing
> Each year, thousands of Federation members contribute during national convention to various funds that support blind people. In 2021, your generosity is still needed to fund our great programs. When you give $20 or more before July 10 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, you will be entered into the Give $20 Convention Drawing to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2022 NFB National Convention in New Orleans, OR $2,000 CASH! Learn more and give today.
> Have a Great Convention!
> This week is packed full of great sessions, connections, and opportunities. Thank you for being part of the 2021 National Federation of the Blind National Convention. We are stronger together: transforming and unifying our future.
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