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Ray Mizumura-Pence, Speaker

Professor of American studies at the University of Kansas

The Disability Rights Movement

In the 1960s, people with disabilities and their allies fought to ensure full citizenship and civil rights to a population often overlooked or approached with pity. Efforts to seek equal rights and protections under the law occurred at the federal, regional, and local levels, including an important case in Lawrence. This talk celebrates the contributions of those who worked to realize critical legislation in this movement for social justice and explores those who made it happen. 

Contact Ray directly about speaking at your event:
8rp14ence@gmail.com
(785) 304-2966
Lawrence

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