Fighting for Justice: The Legacy Continues

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This event is free. Registration is through above link

Date And Time

Thu, February 25, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
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Location: Online Event

This event will discuss the long history of Black disabled people fighting for justice for the Black and disabled community.

About this Event

In celebration of Black History Month we are celebrating the legacy of Black Disability Activists.

This event will discuss the long history of Black disabled people fighting for justice for the Black and disabled community. We will look at how the Civil Rights movement, starting with the Brown v. Board of Education and the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, laid down the groundwork for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and later the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lastly, we will discuss how we can continue to protect the rights of Black and disabled people as well as how civil rights can particularly address people who exist at the intersection of those identities.

Moderator: Tameka Citchen-Spruce, Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

Panelists: Jane Dunham, Executive Director of the National Black Disability Rights Coalition
Sandra Sermons, National Disability Rights Coalition
Michael Agyin, Los Angeles based Disability/Deaf Activist

CART will be available via Zoom registration and ASL interpretation via zoom and Facebook Live.

Date: February 25 at 6pm-7:30pm

FB Event Link: https://fb.me/e/MrBMhIry

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