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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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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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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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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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2016 Election, Disability Issues

With Eddie Ytuarte, Mark Romoser, Edie Halburg of the Peace and Freedom Party and Community Callers.   Original air date: Oct 10, 2016

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Women Singers with Disabilities

Friday,  June 17 2:30 pm PST on KPFA Who is Mary Lambert and what does she have in common with Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Rosemary Clooney, Karen Carpenter, and Renata Tabaldi? All these popular women singers and/or composers have experienced … Continue reading

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My ADA story: A Deafblind Lawyer Dismantling Digital Barriers

I recently had the honor of introducing President Obama at a White House reception commemorating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The President shared a moving story of how, in the years before Congress passed the ADA, his father-in-law — who … Continue reading

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Transcription of Haben Girma Interview by Sheela Gunn-Cushman

Pushing Limits on KPFA Radio. March 18, 2016 Transcribed by Zishan Lokhandwala (Third Year Student at U.C. Berkeley School of Law) and Pat Tobin (SFPD, Retired) – Co-Directors of the Safe Paths of Travel Nonprofit for Accessibility in Public Right … Continue reading

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Catherine Kudlick & the Paul Longmore Institute

Listen (29 min) Executive Director Catherine Kudlick of the Paul Longmore Institute at San Francisco State University is our guest.  The Institute was named after one of the more prominent contemporary historians/scholars in the disability community. Part think-tank, part cultural … Continue reading

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Sample Letter: Update and Continued Interest

(date) Hello, Please consider this email a written note of continued interest in (insert name of property). I hand-delivered (or mailed) my application on (insert date/time) (insert ID # if applicable). Hint: *smile* I’m the blind lady who vociferously said … Continue reading

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