Tag Archives: Tom Olin

Your Support Bringing ADA Bus and Tom Olin to Houston

Thanks to all who donated to the Disability Rights Center (DRC) for the ADA Bus. Your support means the ADA Bus will get to Houston because DRC could complete the repairs and secure travel costs for the first leg of … 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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Olin Cover Photo on Johns Hopkins History of Medicine Bulletin

Johns Hopkins University has selected the photo “Disabled and Proud” from the Olin Collection for the cover of their “Bulletin of the History of Medicine”-Volume 87, Number 4, Winter 2013. Johns Hopkin’s purchased the photo from social documentarian Tom Olin. … Continue reading

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NYC Festival of Disability Plays

Do wonders ever cease? Who’d a thunk we would see a festival of plays that spotlight disability? “Time was” she said with a Granny Crone accent, “we would have been amazed at one play about disability issues. Suddenly there’s a … Continue reading

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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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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered by Michael Bailey

Note: Recently our Director, Tom Olin, photographed the Self Advocated Becoming Empowered(SABE) Conference in Minnesota. Thanks to Colleen Wieck, ED of the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, for bringing him there.  Michael Bailey, President of NDRN and a friend of … Continue reading

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