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Now displaying: July, 2023
Jul 29, 2023

Bob interviews Sharon Gardner, Minister, disability advocate and entrepreneur.  Sharon coordinated Justin W. Dart Jr and Yoshiko's 50 state tour(s) collecting stories of discrimination from people with disabilities.  These stories were used by Congress to justify the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

https://ncd.gov/publications/1988/jan1988

https://www.ncd.gov/publications/1986/Febuary1986

 

TRANSCRIPT

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Jul 21, 2023

Bob interviews Alexia Kemerling, REV UP Coalitions Coordinator.

TOPIC: POWER The Disability Vote 

akemerling@aapd.com

REV UP is a program of AAPD.  https://www.aapd.com/rev-up/

Disability Voting Rights Week 

https://www.aapd.com/disability-voting-rights-week/

 

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Jul 14, 2023

Bob interviews Lex Frieden, Director of the ILRU program at TIRR, Memorial Hermann.

Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

TOPIC: American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD)  

CONTACT INFORMATION:

lexfrieden@outlook.com

lfrieden@bcm.edu

https://www.ilru.org

713 520 0232  

RESOURCES:

What We Have Done (Chapter 13)

https://www.amazon.com/What-We-Have-Done-Disability/dp/1558499199

Handicapping America: Barriers to Disabled People

https://www.amazon.com/Handicapping-America-Barriers-disabled-people/dp/0060104228

 

TRANSCRIPT:

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Jul 7, 2023

Bob interviews Lauren Pongan, National Director Diverse Elders Coalition

www.diverseelders.org

COALITION MEMBERS

     Natl Asian Pacific Center on Aging

     Natl Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc

     Natl Hispanic Council on Aging

     Natl Indian Council on Aging

     SAGE - Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders

     Southeast Asia Resources Action Center

 

 

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Jul 1, 2023

Bob interviews Mary Lou Breslin, Co Founder, former Executive Director and now Senior Analyst for the Disability Rights Education Defense Fund (DREDF)

Topic:  History of DREDF; DREDF's role in the passage and implementation of disability rights legislation; Challenges in front of the disability rights community.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

https://dredf.org//

mlbreslin@dredf.org

 

TRANSCRIPT:

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