Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Harriet McBryde Johnson was/is one of my heroes for writing so well, so accurately about the disability experience -- particularly of her youth. If you are of an age (I, too, am 50) and experienced a segregated childhood, I urge you to read Accidents of Nature. My review of that book is here: http://teriadams.blogspot.com/2006/06/novel-that-tells-it-like-it-was-and-is.html
The Gimp Parade: RIP Harriet McBryde Johnson, 1957-2008
This, from the website:
"All 2008 grantmaking will be directed to DPO activities in the following seven countries: in Africa—Ghana, Namibia and Uganda; in Latin America—Ecuador, Nicaragua and Peru; and in Asia—Bangladesh. Grants will be given to:
- Raise awareness about the CRPD [United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities] and its implications for persons with disabilities (PWDs)
- Build coalitions and networks which increase the visibility and voice of all persons with disabilities (PWDs)
- Strengthen advocacy efforts in relation to ratification, implementation or monitoring of the CRPD
DRF will make grants to organizations and projects that demonstrate a clear ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the human rights of persons with disabilities. Grants will provide one-year, project-specific support. Cross-disability and other partnerships in-country are strongly encouraged, as are projects which address particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community."
The link to their website, including the screening schedule, is above and here: http://www.culturedisabilitytalent.org/index.html.