Pushing Limits, for January 15, 2010 - 2:30pm
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Sticks and Stones—and labels, misconceptions, intolerance, and abuse by systems set up to help. Violence and abuse statistics are shocking! It takes more than a child's playground chant for people with disabilities to ward off the physical and emotional pain instigated by societal and institutional bias.
The truth is blatant and clear. People with disabilities are ill-served or not served at all by
domestic violence agencies. Violence and abuse are ignored by traditional non-profit disability
organizations. How does the disability community tackle widespread perceptions of disability as a weakness, form of dependency and proof of less-than-human status? When will the centuries of mistreatment stop?
Marsha Saxton’s new book and multi-media teaching curriculum moves past shock and horror to defiance and resilience. She brings personal stories and strategies to combat this ugly multi-armed beast.
Leah Gardner and Adrienne Lauby host.