Kitty Cone: Political Organizer for Disability Rights, 1970s-1990s, and Strategist for Section 504 Demonstrations, 1977
Family background in Champaign, IL; education in the South, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; muscular dystrophy diagnosis, health care, family support; University of Illinois, 1962-1967: Rehabilitation Center, civil rights activism, Students for a Democratic Society; political organizing for Socialist Workers Party, 1967-1974, in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Berkeley; political organizing for Center for Independent Living, including issues of curb ramps, attendant care, access to transportation (BART, AC Transit, SF Muni), architectural access; lesbian life in the United States and Mexico; HEW's 504 regulations: importance, sit-in to guarantee signature, implementation, 1977-1979; adoption of and raising of son, Jorge; working for disability civil rights at World Institute on Disability, CIL, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF); reflections on feminism, racism, paternalism, medical insurance; reflections on Mary Lou Breslin, Judy Heumann, Ed Roberts, Hale Zukas, Brad Seligman; passage of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990; comments on substance abuse, environmental and mental disabilities, HIV-AIDS.
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