Tax season is here, and so is free help for those in need.
AARP’s Tax-Aide program, the nation’s oldest free tax-preparation service, can help middle- and lower-income older Michiganders prepare basic federal, state and local income tax returns – for free. Read more→
Click audio to hear extended interview with Patricia Lay-Dorsey
An event coming to Central Michigan University Monday night is aimed at raising disability awareness through the power of images.
Artist and author Patricia Lay-Dorsey will be speaking about her photo exhibit and book Falling Into Place; A self portrait about day-to-day living with Multiple Sclerosis.
The 71-year old Lay-Dorsey was diagnosed with MS 25-years ago. As a marathon runner and bicyclist, she says she couldn’t imagine how her life would change.
Lay-Dorsey said she became frustrated with stories or images of people with disabilities. They were often created by non-disabled persons. She said she thought someone who was disabled themselves finally had to tell the story from the inside and hopefully prompt conversations.”I want this to be a trigger, these pictures. I don’t want these to be pictures of me or you know, or even disability, per sae. But what it is to me is saying “look, we all have something that we deal with, and if you haven’t had it yet, you’re gonna have it. And the key is, how do we handle it?”
Lay-Dorsey’s presentation Falling Into Place is scheduled for Monday night at 7:00 in the Park Library Auditorium on the campus of CMU.
DETROIT – The 25th annual Detroit International Auto Show rolls into town this week. While it may be good for the automotive and tourism industries, the event has faith-based and community groups mobilizing to fight a wave of human trafficking they say is an unfortunate byproduct. Read more→
Every year on December first World AIDS day is observed.
This year the Michigan Department of Community Health is using the week around this day to spread awareness about issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is ‘getting to zero’.
The goals of; zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths have not been met, however Angela Minicuci with the MDCH says we have come a long way since the first World AIDS Day in 1988.
“It’s something that has changed a lot in our community across the state of Michigan as well as nationally” Minicuci said, “we’ve gotten a much better understanding of the disease as a whole and what we can do to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.”
The MDHC is hosting many events this week, a full list can be found on their site.