Tag Archives: ADAPT

“Such a Pretty Girl” with Nadina LaSpina (funddrive edition)

For this program, we bring back long-time disability activist, Nadina LaSpina, to talk more about her memoir, Such a Pretty Girl: a Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride. LaSpina has worked with several disability activist groups including ADAPT, Disabled … 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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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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Disability: The Best and Worst of 2017

Listen (29 min.) Jacob Lesner-Buxton joins our crew for 30 minutes of analysis and reflection on the events of 2017 for people with disabilities. Some topics: 1. U.S. involved wars cause death and disability in Afghanistan, Mexico, Syria, Iraq, Yemen … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand: Helga Spizman & Anita Cameron

Friday, September 22, 2-3 pm PST, KPFA radio Police march down the boulevard chanting “Whose Street? Our Street,” and Oklahoma City police gun down Magdiel Sanchez, a developmentally disabled deaf man, despite neighbors who yell, “He can’t hear you.”   All … Continue reading

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Disability Protests of TrumpCare

Listen (29 min) If you were inspired last week by the disability activists who sat in Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s office until they were dragged away from their wheelchairs, you’ll want to hear Anita Cameron of ADAPT talk about the … Continue reading

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Non-Violent Direct Action Protest and Disability

Listen (28 min) ADAPT is a dynamic direct action group that blocks streets, sits in at the offices of D.C. politicos, and raises hell about the rights of disabled people. They bring hundreds of people with disabilities to their national … 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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My MediCaid Matters Rally, D.C. & S.F.

On September 21, activists led by ADAPT and 90 allied organizations rallied in support of Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) which is slated for deep cuts by the Super Committee on Budget Cuts– both Dems and Republicans.  Pushing Limits Producer, Marissa … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the ADA

By Adrienne Lauby A few days ago, I heard of a 90 year old woman who refused an IV line because the doctor said she would have to go into a hospital if she had it put in. She wanted … Continue reading

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