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The Black Panthers, The Butterfly Brigade, and The United Farm Workers of America: Their Role in the Disability Rights Movement
October 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Date and time: October 6th, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Host: Student Disability Services in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Diversity
Event Description: The Section 504 sit-in, a watershed moment for disability rights, is the longest occupation of a federal building in United States history. Its success was due to a broad coalition of civil rights organizations. Join us as we explore how African American, LGBTQ, and Latinx civil rights organizations were instrumental in the success of the sit-in. Paul Grossman, former Chief Regional Attorney for the Office for Civil Rights, will lead us through the backstory of this historic event in our nation’s civil rights legacy.
Interested in learning more about the Disability Rights Movement before the event? Check out the film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, which is available to stream on Netflix and for free on YouTube.