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2010 February – Laura Hershey: Writer, Poet, Activist, Consultant
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Posts from ‘February, 2010’

How to Respond to Hate Violence?

In memory of Dorothy Dixon, Jennifer Daugherty, and countless others…. I can’t find adequate words to express my revulsion, outrage, sadness, and fear at reading about the brutal murder of Jennifer Daugherty, a Pennsylvania woman with an intellectual impairment. (Warning: That link will take you to a news article which includes sickening details that may […]

Debating Advocacy Priorities: Free the Oppressed, or Promote Employment?

Always willing to challenge the disability rights movement with provocative ideas, my friend Josie Byzek has now written a column calling on our advocacy movement to make employment a top priority. It hasn’t been, says Josie, and “this has got to change.” She questions the wisdom of expending so much of the movement’s energy and […]