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THE INDEPENDENT Autumn 2018 A Vermont Center for Independent Living Publication for Elders and People with Disabilities

Posted on the 10 October, 2018 at 12:50 pm Written by in News

THE INDEPENDENT Autumn 2018

A VERMONT CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING PUBLICATION FOR ELDERS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Click on link to read full publication:  The Independent Autumn 2018

http://www.vcil.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Independent-Autumn-2018.pdf

Lead On!

The voices and images in this issue remind us of a hard reality: The fight for the ADA, self-determination, health care and community services is a fight for our lives. We honor the memory of Justin Dart, who traveled to every state and to Congress to ensure passage of this law, and we tip a hat to his widow, Yoshiko Dart, who is still inspiring us to action.

This issue’s contributors remind us that the independent living movement is alive at a Red Sox game, in poetry and kayaking, and in the words and activism of advocates from Japan, Ghana, Vermont and Washington. It is at the heart of the work to end sexual violence and it lives in the work of activists who oppose policies and practices that do not address discrimination, threats to rights and services and the personal and social costs of chronic pain.

Many thanks to our readers and contributors and to all who fight for equity.

As Justin used to say, “Lead on!”

 ~ Deborah Lisi-Baker, Co-Editor

Click on link to read full publication:  The Independent Autumn 2018
http://www.vcil.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Independent-Autumn-2018.pdf

Submitted by Karen Lafayette [email protected]