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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Steven Brown, "The Origin of Disability Culture" : short video

Answers from America's Disability Activists


YouTube uploaded by ItsOurStoryProject on Jul 20, 2010

Steven Brown of Louisville, KY speaks about legendary independent living advocate Ed Roberts, disability advocacy, and the development of disability culture.

Steven became an advocate in his 20's after being discriminated based on his physical disability. He has directed an independent living center in Oklahoma, served as Training Director at the World Institute on Disability, co-founded the Institute on Disability Culture in 1994. Steven has written several books, including his most recent work, "Movie Stars and Sensuous Scars: Essays on the Journey from Disability Shame to Disability Pride".

This is #21 out of more than 1,000 interviews that "It's Our Story" has collected in an effort to free the voices of the disability community. Visit us at www.itsourstory.org

This interview transcribed by Nancy Cavanah.

# For ItsOurStoryProject go to: https://sites.google.com/a/pinedafoundation.org/ios/home

# previously posted June 2011

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