Author Archives: Adrienne

Stacey Milbern Park

Friday, June 4, 2:30-3 pm PDT KPFA “You know, I want to leave a legacy of disabled people knowing that we are powerful and beautiful because of who we are, not despite it,” Stacey Milbern Park The whole world is … Continue reading

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Organizing in a Time of Social Distancing

LISTEN (59 min) When activists and advocates are up against a shelter-in-place order, when everything we usually do is completely impossible, who you gonna call? That’s right!  Disability Justice!  Call ‘em now at 1-800-CRIP-POC-CRIP!Why them, you ask.Because over the past couple … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Residents Face Covid-19

May 8, 2020 2:30-3 pm PDT on KPFA COVID-19 is everywhere these days and no place has been hit harder than nursing homes. Estimates are that up to one-third of all COVID deaths have been in nursing homes. But nobody … Continue reading

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Disability History: The Mad Movement with Michael Rembis

Listen (28 min) Today’s organizing in the Mad Community has a long and turbulent back story.  Historian Michael Rembis joins us again, this time to relay the remarkable work of mad activists in the 20th Century. The 20th century was … Continue reading

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Corona Virus & Disability, Episode Two

Listen (29 min)Floating on pandemic waves of news, fear, social distancing and mutual aid, Pushing Limits hosts cull from the news, blogs and articles written by disabled people, webinars & conference calls and personal experience to bring this overview. Here’s … Continue reading

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Michael Rembis on Disability History

March 27, 2020, 2:30-3 pm, KPFAAs you shelter-in-place, take a break from strengthening your support network to spend 30 minutes contemplating the lives of the courageously ordinary amazing people with disabilities who came before us. Lessons from past disability community … Continue reading

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Corona Virus and People with Disabilities

Listen, March 13, 2020, 2:20 PDT, KPFA How is the disability community dealing with being among those constantly told they are the “most vulnerable?” We put this question to some of our community experts, Andrew Pulrang and Shaun Cartwright. Here’s … Continue reading

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Defending Homeless Moms

The forced eviction of the moms in west Oakland, complete with tanks!, has been all over the news lately.  28% of Alameda County’s homeless population are children and these mothers are standing strong to do something about it. The disability … Continue reading

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“Disability, Aging and Power” (PG&E Shut Offs)

Friday, January 3, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio. Are you mad as hell about the PG&E shutoffs? Did you, or someone you know, endure a nightmare scenario, trying to navigate disability-or-age-related power needs during a PG & E or … Continue reading

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Bay Area Accessible Performances

Looking for accessible performance events? Jess Curtis/Gravity is excited to launch a new website sharing accessible live performances and events in the Bay Area for patrons with diverse sensory modalities! The site focuses primarily on events that provide sensory access … Continue reading

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