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Your Call: Teaching CA students about the struggles and victories of people with disabilities

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HolLynn D’Lil / from the “Patient No More” exhibit at the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
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Protesters at the HEW offices at 50 United Nations Plaza, the office of the ‘Section 504 Emergency Coalition";

On the August 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss how the history and experiences of people with disabilities should be taught in California schools.

Last month, California announced a new framework for teaching more inclusive history and social sciences. The struggles and victories of people with disabilities is often missing from student’s lessons or is framed in a charity or medical model. What would a more empowering and inspiring disability curriculum look like? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:  

Catherine Kudlick, professor of history and director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University

Christina Mills, deputy director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers,co-founder of Youth Organizing (YO!) Disabled & Proud, and member of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education

Web Resources:

Youth Organizing! Disabled and Proud

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University

Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights

Museum of Disability History

Disability History Museum

Disability Visibility Project

The FAIR Education Act

National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth

Office of Disability Employment Policy: Disability History, an Important Part of American History

Corbett Joan OToole: Exploring intersections: queer, feminist, disability

 
 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.