On Sunday, March 1, 2015, the Bay Area disability community gathered at the Ed Roberts Campus to remember and mourn the deaths of disabled people at the hands of their parents, caregivers or care providers or by law enforcement and other authorities.
This event, the Day of Mourning, is in its fifth year with similar local events taking place in cities across the US and internationally.
For more information about the Bay Area Day of Mourning including the program, action steps and complete list of names recited, go here:
Below is the full-text of the speech by one of the speakers at the event, Alice Wong.
Hi, my name is Alice Wong and I am the founder and project coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project. One of the aims of our project is to record the stories of people with disabilities by people with disabilities…in their…
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