If he was here, what would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. say and do about the current issues in our community?
Today, as we celebrate Dr.King’s impact on our world, it’s a good time to reflect on our advocacy in the disability community. Most would agree that MLK would have something to say about the rallies and demonstrations around race and policing. Would he branch out and extend his hand to include the disability community in his work? I think he would. While some question, and even criticize efforts to widen the discussion of improved policing to include other disenfranchised groups, I believe Dr. King would be among the first to emphasize that #AllLivesMatter.
Continue reading WWMLKD? – Civil Rights and Down Syndrome
This is one time that I am happy to be proven wrong! There was a great deal of “spirited debate” about Governor O’Malley’s response to Emma’s petition on Change.org. Some of us were disappointed that he only committed to one of the two requests: training, but not an independent investigation. Some thought “training” was meant to placate a grieving family – a political move more than a real solution. Some even thought training would be dangerous and serve to further stigmatize our loved ones.
The Right Leadership
I for one, was more hopeful about the Commission once I heard who was going to be at the helm. If anyone could take the opportunity and make the best of it – it was Tim Shriver.
Behind the Headlines
Continue reading Md Commission on Inclusion – Ethan Saylor’s Legacy is About Much More than Training