Category Archives: Protest

Police Violence and Disability

Listen (28 min) In the consistent violent incidents between people with disabilities (often non-white) and police, the losers are almost always our disabled community members.  This week, we’ll be joined by: Jesse (DJ Quad) Morin, a Los Angeles area DJ, … Continue reading

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Seniors, Disability and Action

Listen 29 min Eddie Ytuarte speaks to Jessica Lehman, executive director of Seniors and Disability Action in San Francisco about the intersection of the disability community and the senior communities.       Ms Lehman is a strong disability activist … Continue reading

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Biography of Sally Zinman

(as published by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Committee.) Sally was born in 1937.  She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in English with honors. She also has an M.A. in English from the University … Continue reading

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How Exceptional Was The Time and The Place?

By Eddie Ytuarte Kim Nielsen, who is interviewed in our special, shows us how race, gender, class, and even immigration status interweaves with disability.  She helps us realize that even some non-disabled groups of people were treated as having a … Continue reading

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Sheltered Workshops or Sweatshops for the Disabled?

Listen (28 minutes) Sign a petition demanding fair wages for people with disabilities! 170,000 signatures on petitions delivered to Goodwill Headquarters around the country. Four hundred thousand people with disabilities in the USA work for substandard wages, some of them … Continue reading

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Kiilu Nyasha

Listen 29 min You can’t do 40 plus years of activism and not be changed for the better, especially if you become a revolutionary on wheels.   This Friday, Aug. 30 at 2:30 pm Pushing Limits talks with Kiilu Nyasha, … Continue reading

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501c3 Activists

Listen 28 min How about a state-wide organization with twenty-eight paid workers charged with organizing for big changes on behalf of people with disabilities?  No, it’s not a dream. It runs under the rubric of “Systems Change” and each of … Continue reading

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I am Too Revolutionary to Care about Disability Rights

By Jacob Lesner-Buxton The California bay area has affinity groups for everything. If you have a problem, hold on, advocates from another community are ready to sweep in and help. Do you remember the Philippine Community for Gay Rights, United … Continue reading

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We’re Not Crazy, the System Is

Listen 28 min “Hey man, are you crazy?”   “Sister Friend, I think you need some counseling.”  “Are you off your medicine bro?”   Many of us hear those phrases everyday.   They’re said teasingly by friends or rudely shouted from a car waiting … Continue reading

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“Music By Prudence” & Moments in Disability History

Listen: May 4, 2-3 pm PST KPFA And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to…..  “Music by Prudence!”    We begin this program with the story of an incredible singer from a school for disabled people in Zimbabwe and … Continue reading

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