The Power of The Power of 504

Still from The Power of 504
Day two for RightsNow! in Kenya
Viewing of The Power of 504 breaks preconceived notions that disability rights in the U.S. were given on a silver platter.

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The Beauty of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Susan and Andrea pose in front of their VW bus
In the spring of 1977, I took a quarter off from college, quit my job and, with my best friend, bought a 1966 VW camper van to explore the United States. Before we left, we spent a warm April day (California was in a drought and Jerry Brown was governor, how odd!) practicing the manual shift on the hills of San Francisco. We figured that if we could manage the hills of San Francisco in the bus, we could manage it anywhere. Continue reading

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Translating “The Power of 504”

Kitty Cone speaking at rallyThe Power of 504 is "an award-winning 18-minute documentary, which captures the drama and emotions of the historic civil rights demonstration of people with disabilities in 1977, resulting in the signing of the 504 Regulations, the first Federal Civil Rights Law protecting people with disabilities. Includes contemporary news footage and news interviews with participants and demonstation leaders." Continue reading

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