IHCD Americans with Disabilities Act
22nd Anniversary Commemoration
Lunch + Learn Lecture
Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 12 pm
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
Presenter: Laurie Block, Founder of the Disability History Museum
In honor of the 22nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, to consider the historical roots of social change and provide an opportunity for reflection and insight into current challenges facing people with disabilities.
Laurie Block is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Straight Ahead Pictures, Block oversees all the organization's projects including the Disability History Museum. Her work in disability history includes the four hour NPR radio series, Beyond Affliction: the Disability History Project, winner of the 1999 Robert Kennedy Radio Journalism Award, produced with Jay Allison; and currently a project for the American Masters TV series called Becoming Helen Keller. Her award-winning film, FIT: Episodes in The History of The Body, was broadcast on PBS. Block was a founding board member of the Disability History Association. She also served as an adviser to the Vermont based Community Genetics and Ethics Project. She is the parent, with John Crowley, of a child with a disability.
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