Links to Disability Activists
Posted on March 18, 2011 by J. Belasco
Tags: activism / take action, concern for others, debate, disabilities / handicapped, discrimination, resources
Here are a few links to some writing by some of my favorite disability activists:
- This is a piece by Harriet McBryde Johnson, about her debate with Princeton philosopher Peter Singer (who believes that parents should be allowed to kill their disabled babies).
- This is the website of Laura Hershey, another activist who passed away recently.
- Blog of Amanda Baggs, an autistic writer and activist.
- Website of Nick Dupree, a disability activist who has fought against Alabama Medicaid’s policy of cutting off disability services at age 21, and who continues to fight against discriminatory policies in the United States that keep people with disabilities in nursing homes when they could receive cheaper and better care (not to mention enjoy their basic right to personal freedom) living at home.