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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Launched by the United Nations in 1992, International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of issues faced by people with disabilities, with a view towards ensuring dignity, rights and well-being of this often-marginalized group.

  • Being Heumann: An Unprecedented Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann & Kristen Joiner - A story of fighting to belong in a world that wasn’t built for all of us and of one woman’s activism—from the streets of Brooklyn and San Francisco to inside the halls of Washington—Being Heumann recounts Judy Heumann’s lifelong battle to achieve respect, acceptance, and inclusion in society.
  • The Heumann Perspective Podcast
  • Crip Camp - Powerful film by Nicole Newnham, and James LeBrecht about a summer camp for children with disabilities in the 1970’s that led to the Disabilities Rights movement. Website includes resources and the film.
  • Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is Our People: A Disability Justice Primer by Sins Invalid - The Disability Justice Primer offers concrete suggestions for moving beyond the socialization of ableism, such as mobilizing against police violence, how to commit to mixed ability organizing, and access suggestions for events. Skin, Tooth, and Bone offers analysis, history and context for the growing Disability Justice Movement.
  • Disability Visibility Project founded by Alice Wong - The Disability Visibility Project is an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.