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Homeless Activist Lawyer, ‘Shaman Woman’

Shaman Woman’s an activist. Shaman Woman’s a person living with diabetes. Shaman Woman’s a homeless person. And Shaman Woman’s a lawyer.

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Braille and Talking Book Library

Friday, February 1, 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio “Half my life’s in books’ written pages. Live and learn from fools and from sages.” Aerosmith: Dream On Are you a bookworm, but you can’t read two-dimensional ink-drawn pictographs on parchment … Continue reading

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AXIS: Improvisational Dance for All Bodies

AXIS In Community: Improvisational Dance for All Bodies January 14, 2019 6 pm – 8 pm Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts Studio E (Third Floor) 1428 Alice St, Oakland, $12 drop-in, no one turned away for lack of funds. … Continue reading

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SSI/SSP and CalFresh SSI/SSP and CalFresh

SSI/SSP Recipients will be eligible for CalFresh (Food Stamps) in Summer 2019* In the summer of 2019, the “cash-out” policy that bans SSI recipients from receiving CalFresh (food stamps) will end. *SSI and SSP benefits will NOT be reduced or … Continue reading

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The Bay Area Rapid Transit System with Jonathan Lyens

Listen (29 min) Jonathan Lyens is a blind user of BART, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, and a former financial analyst in the San Francisco Mayor’s Budget Office.  He believes the BART system needs more accountability and transparency.  As … Continue reading

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“Bottom Dollars” How 250K U.S. People with Disabilities Work for $2 an Hour

Listen 59 min The U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 created the right to a minimum wage, with one huge exception — people with disabilities. We interview producer-director Jordan Melograna and play clips from “Bottom Dollars,” his documentary on … Continue reading

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Stop Electronic Monitoring of In Home Support Workers

Upcoming actions from the Stop EVV Coalition, a local grass roots coalition of consumers and IHSS workers EVV means Electronic Visit Verification.  It’s a federal requirement that could invade our homes and make it difficult to work with the care … Continue reading

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Sonoma County Fires and Disability

Friday, October 20, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA Sharon Rae Robinson who lived with memory loss, Christina Hanson, a 27 year-old woman who used a wheelchair her entire life because of Spina Bifida, and other disabled people were among the … Continue reading

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Opposing Electronic Visit Verification, Statement & Document Links

Statement in Opposition and Questions about Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) My name is Hannah Karpilow, I have been an IHSS worker since 1981 and I work for people in my community, not family. I have also been involved in recruiting … 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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