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    In regard to the film "Crip Camp" - the documentary about a group of teenagers who became leaders in disability civil rights, and also the book "Being Heumann" by Judith Heumann, disabled activist and leader for decades, it seems there is growing awareness on the part of the general non-disabled public. I have had several people comment to me after seeing the film and/or reading the book: "I didn't know this was going on". There's even an entire YouTube video of a guy expressing this. I'm hoping this awareness will spread to employers who interview anyone with a disability, to health care workers, to teachers, etc., etc.

    I just read an article by Joseph Shapiro, in the New York Times, 7/17/2020: "Disability Pride: The High Expectations of a New Generation". The article is about disabled persons who grew up under the ADA which turned 30 this month, and how they are still facing issues.
    My wish is that we begin to see more disabled individuals in the media - tv ads and film - depicting the normalcy of their "different" daily life. Maybe we'll see more products and advances in science and technology. For instance, I don't think the general public has a clue that there is ongoing research into spinal cord injury.
    Ok, that's my rant for the day.


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    Just curious about this.....does anyone have non-disabled family members or friends who saw the documentary film Crip Camp, and made comments to you about it?
    Just wondering what kind of comments, if any.
    I have heard that the film may be on the Oscar list of nominees for best documentary.
    If you have Netflix streaming, it's on there.

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    • #3
      Not one person family or otherwise has ever mentioned it to me. Not sure what that says.
      "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
      T5/6 complete

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      • #4
        Thanks for your comment. I was curious about this as I come from a large family and only recently a nephew of mine saw the film and asked me about my activities as my husband and I are in a couple of brief scenes in the Crip Camp film, the part that shows the demonstrations in 1972.

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        • #5
          personally we make corporations to much money for them to fix us just my thougths

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          • #6
            Can you explain further? Sorry, I'm not understanding the comment.
            Thanks....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by triumph View Post
              Can you explain further? Sorry, I'm not understanding the comment.
              Thanks....
              I REALLY need to work on my writing. i feel the reason we are not fixed cured whatever term used is we are cash cows. everything we use it so costly . same with insulin and cancer ..



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