Fighting for Justice: The Legacy Continues

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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.

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