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Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!We had a FANTASTIC performance run of “Birthing Dying Becoming Crip Wisdom” at ODC last weekend, and we couldn’t have done it without the outpouring of enthusiasm, participation and LOVE that was offered by our communities – THANK YOU!We also loved our visual art installation, #cripbedlife. As we said on our title wall, “These works originated as conversations, from one bedroom to another. They offered solace as we re-imagined ourselves into community, into worlds where our crip / racial / queer / gender identities required less “spoons” (units of energy, and term coined by Christine Miserandino) to live as we are -- magnificently cripped out.”Our deep thanks to our hard working fiscal sponsor Dancers Group and to our splendiferous funders -- the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Community Foundation (Boulder), the Carpenter Foundation, the Horizons Foundation, the Kindle Project, and the Left Tilt Fund. So much love and gratitude to our generous individual donors and monthly sustainers – you know who you are, we know who you are, and we thank the deities for you!Profound appreciation from the bottom of our hearts to our amazing, amazing volunteers – disability justice is a collaborative effort to create and practice, and we couldn’t do this show with you.Great gratitudes to the staff at ODC Theater and its Technical Team. Big thank you’s to all the great business who fed us or otherwise gave in-kind donations to our show including Blue House Farms, Andronico’s, and Trader Joe's. Thank you to our organizational friends San Francisco Women Against Rape for providing support to survivors in the audience.Special thanks from the Sins Invalid Program Team and Performers go to: Co-Founders Leroy Moore, Amanda Coslor, Todd Herman; all past and future Sins Invalid performers; all of our comrades who share a passionate commitment to Disability Justice and our Black and Brown and Queer and Genderqueer Disabled Brothers and Sisters Worldwide.So much gratitude for so many people,Patty Berne[On behalf of the Sins Invalid Team]