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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Marca Bristo, President and CEO of Access Living Discusses the History of Disability in Civil Rights Movement

Marca Bristo, president and CEO of Access Living
Marca Bristo is a pioneer of Chicago's disability rights movement. Marca helped launch Access Living in Chicago, one of the country's first ten Centers for Independent Living.
During the 1980s, as a member of the congressionally appointed United States Task Force on the Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities, and President of the National Council on Independent Living, she helped draft and win passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Marca Bristo shares her perspective on the evolution of the civil rights movement of people with disabilities at a meeting of Illinois Disability Rights Consortium. The meeting was in July 2015, in celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Acts 25th Anniversary. I had the privilege of being a member of those attending, it's a unique opportunity to hear from one of the real pioneers in the disability rights movement. 

This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

The Illinois Disability Rights Consortium meetings are hosted by Equip for Equality.

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