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Happy 14 Birthday Olmstead… a Dream Unrealized

Langston Hughes wrote “Nothing lights a fire like a dream deferred.”  Here in disability nation we have so many dreams deferred there ought to be quite the conflagration.  The Olmstead case heads the list of dreams deferred because one cannot … Continue reading

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Feds Call Transition Program a “Sweatshop”

This Disability Scoops piece brings up a dirty little secret that not many in the disability rights movement discuss. Many who are among the broader advocacy community make bundles of money off these transition programs. One or two lobbyists for … Continue reading

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Facebook Hate Speech Problematic, Advocates Say

By MICHELLE DIAMENT of Disability Scoop  www.disabilityscoop.com  Under pressure, Facebook recently said it will improve its efforts to weed out hate speech on the social network. Disability advocates say the move is long overdue. Late last month Facebook acknowledged that … Continue reading

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Invitation to Dance

http://www.invitationtodancemovie.com What could be better than the disability right’s movement’s own Simi Linton and her new movie? Here at DRC we love the use of dance as a metaphor for life. Like you, we are eagerly awaiting the movie but … Continue reading

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Disability Spring

Spring is here and activities in our community are heating up just like the earth.  Here are some links that may grab your attention or warrant your involvement. DRC is partnering with the ADA Legacy Project(TALP). TALP is rolling along … Continue reading

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Tom Olin’s Photo Exhibit at the National Constitution Center

Janine Bertram Kemp and Tom Olin will be at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia for Philly Pride and Tom Olin’s and Harvey Finkle’s photo exhibits.  We are proud that our own Tom Olin will exhibit 40 of his ADA … Continue reading

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