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Tom Olin and ADA Bus Fight Sheltered Workshops.

The Road to Freedom ADA Bus Tour with Tom Olin is boycotting the September 17 scheduled stop in Lansing, Michigan for the 25th ADA celebration hosted by Disability Network Michigan. Two days ago we learned Peckham Industries was a primary … Continue reading

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Deeper Levels of Stigma

This post speaks well to a dangerous attitude that the disability rights movement has been fighting for decades: better dead than disabled. Not Dead Yet has taken the lead but many of us have worked to change public attitudes. Still, … Continue reading

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Help Tom Olin with the ADA 25 Tour

 photo by Tom Olin Help Tom Olin get The 2008 “Road to Freedom Bus” back on the road (see photo below).The bus, a 35’ foot RV, is slated to join The ADA Legacy Project’s (TALP) national Legacy Tour to celebrate … Continue reading

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Yoo Hoo! LBJ Presidential Library…Disability Rights ARE Civil Rights

Once in awhile something wonderful makes me fall in love with the disability movement all over again. I am now heart expanded and all a flutter mushily loving our people, our leaders, our head over heels commitment to full societal … Continue reading

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Social Justice and Ableist Language Matters

Here at DRC, we don’t usually reprint full blog posts. I suppose that is because we are full of our own political opinions and focus largely on action oriented press releases or important disability rights controversies. Language matters and that … Continue reading

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Disability Grassroots Meets Times Square: Not Dead Yet/ADAPT Ad

Not Dead Yet and ADAPT are two disability rights groups that have remained true to their roots and community organizing principles. So it is with great delight and excitement that DRC posts their press release about the SUPERSCREEN ADS IN … Continue reading

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Olin Photo to Be Published in American Government Book

Soomo Publishing has purchased the rights to use a disability rights photo from the Tom Olin Collection in their text “Central Ideas in American Government. The photo is of the famous pre ADA action by ADAPT, The Capitol Crawl. It’s … Continue reading

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