Author Archives: Adrienne

Non-Violent Direct Action Protest and Disability

Listen (28 min) ADAPT is a dynamic direct action group that blocks streets, sits in at the offices of D.C. politicos, and raises hell about the rights of disabled people. They bring hundreds of people with disabilities to their national … Continue reading

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Major Disability Non-Violent Direct Actions 1935 – 2017

By Mark Romoser 1935 – League of the Physically Handicapped, NYC, sit-in at office of Emergency Relief Bureau. The League also tried to educate unions and other progressive groups about disability issues, and were branded as “Reds” (communists) for their … Continue reading

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Disabled Artists in South Africa, Trump on Disability

Friday, March 31, 2017, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA Josh Elwood talks with Mitch Jeserich about President Trump’s attitude toward disability.  Then, we seek out disabled and deaf artists in South Africa with Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Simon Manda. Leroy … Continue reading

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Autism and Trans Identity

Friday, March 17, 2:30 PST on KPFA There is a growing nexus between the autism spectrum and trans identity, which we explore as we take an in-depth look at the lives of Autistic people in the Bay Area.  Host Mark … Continue reading

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Eli Clare – Grappling with Cure

Listen (58 min) White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare’s new book, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, questions the typical hostility of the disability movement toward the mythology of The Cure. He explores his rage at the many ways the ‘search … Continue reading

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Disability and Donald Trump – Call In

Friday, February 17, 2:30 pm PST Almost a month into our long national nightmare, we ask ‘how will the Trump administration affect the lives of people with disabilities?’  Trump’s campaign started with the mocking of a reporter’s disability.  Now we’ve … Continue reading

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Interdependence with A.J. Withers

Listen (29 min) The Independent Living Movement got people out of institutions and inspired many of us to believe we could live without doctors, parents and others defining our lives.  But, no one is completely independent and, while it might … Continue reading

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Summer Camps for People with Disabilities

Listen (29 min) Suzanne Stoltz, a many-year participant at a MDA camp, charts the political underbelly of the disability summer camp experience.   Summer camp for kids is usually perceived as a fun time where participants socialize, play, run, and … Continue reading

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Donna Williams on Autism

Listen (29 min) In the 1960s ‘autism’ was deemed ‘childhood psychosis’ and the incidence of autism was thought to be around 4 in 10,000 children.   Today, up to 1 in 88 children are presently diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Polly … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead – 2017

Listen 28 min The New Year is upon us and 2017 does not look all charming and bright.  Like others of good will, the disability community is scrambling to adjust to the new president. We’re applying advice from former Congressional … Continue reading

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