Category Archives: Disability Organizations

Envisioning a S.F. Disability Center

Listen (28 min) Sometimes it seems as though every community in the world has a community and cultural center here in the Bay Area. But what about the disability community? The Paul K. Longmore Institute at San Francisco State is … Continue reading

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Sacramento Politics with Marty Omoto

Friday, November 16, 2:30 pm  KPFA Marty Omoto watches the inner workings of the Sacramento governmental structure as an advocate/reporter, particularly as it affects people with disabilities.  He advises and reports on this through his California Disability-Senior Community Action Network … Continue reading

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Direct Action Disability Style with Stephanie Thomas of ADAPT

Friday, September 28, 2-3 pm PST, KPFA radio If you’re finding a determination for resistance, a rage to protect vulnerable humans, or wishing for the joy of community strength; maybe it’s time for some direct action. Stephanie Thomas, a long-time … Continue reading

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Congo Handicap with Francine Atosha Mbusa

Listen (29 min) Although the eastern part of her country is engulfed in civil war, Francine Atosha Mbusa lives, works and takes empowering action in exactly that region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   The government of the DRC … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss with Punk Rocker, Kathy Peck

Listen (29 min) You remember when the Bay Area was filled with the sounds of punk rock?  So does our guest Kathy Peck.  She played bass for the San Francisco all-woman band The Contractions.  Surprise!  All those loud shows led … Continue reading

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Youth and Disability with Jamie Caron

Friday, May 4, 2:30 pm PDT, KPFA In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida., youth activists have taken center stage as never before.   Disability activists made history with last summer’s ADAPT protests of the Medi-Care cuts … Continue reading

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When A Board of Directors Goes Bad

Listen 29 min When the Board of Directors at the Disability Rights Legal Center in L.A. announced that it had hired an executive director with a history of lobbying for physician-assisted suicide, gasps were heard nationwide.   All of the … Continue reading

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“Not Dead Yet” Board of Directors

The “Not Dead Yet” Board of Directors not only has many members who live with a disability but has many seasoned disability activists among its members.  Its flaw is in having only two easily identified people of color on the … Continue reading

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The Disability Rights Legal Center’s Board of Directors

 The Disability Rights Legal Center’s Board of Directors is predominately non-disabled white employment defense lawyers.  They’ve built careers fighting for the Big Guys.  For a look at the history of their work as presented on their own websites, scroll down. … Continue reading

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Disability Rights Community Responds to the Tucker Hire

September 13, 2014 Board of Directors Disability Rights Legal Center 800 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1120 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Dear Board members, Disability Rights Legal Center: We understand you have hired Kathryn Tucker as the new executive director of … Continue reading

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