Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Advocates reflect on disability act’s legacy | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri


After watching "Lives Worth Living," a documentary on the history of the disability rights movement, local advocates said last night that there is still work to do to achieve equality and access for people with disabilities.
"You can't walk away from this and be done," said Aimee Wehmeier, executive director of Services for Independent Living. "The disability rights movement is here."
SIL and MUSE, or MU Student Exceptions, an advocacy group for University of Missouri students with disabilities, joined with Ragtag Cinema to offer a free screening of the documentary. It tells the story of the disability rights movement in the words and images of the activists who led the way to passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990.

Advocates reflect on disability act’s legacy | The Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia, Missouri

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