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We spotlight the solutions of tomorrow, today. The show airs weekly on PBS stations across the U.S. Check for air times on your local station here: www.lauraflanders.org/watch/tv-schedule. You can also watch the complete show here on YouTube along with extra interviews and other content made exclusively for the web. To learn more about the show & host Laura Flanders, check out our website: www.lau

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"Sunday evening, when my rhinestone-lined wheelchair tires rolled onto the iconic Oscars red carpet, I inhaled deeply, e...
07/14/2021
My Win As The First Disabled Black Woman On The Oscars Red Carpet

"Sunday evening, when my rhinestone-lined wheelchair tires rolled onto the iconic Oscars red carpet, I inhaled deeply, embracing the fact that I was making history as the first visibly disabled Black woman at the Academy Awards. It’s rare that I entered a space and felt like I could bring all of me without rejection and exclusion. At my Black church, I was the disabled girl. At my all-disabled summer camp, I was the Black girl. I never saw anyone who even remotely resembled me in the media." Andraéa LaVant / Essence

Full Article: https://bit.ly/3AJ5Zjb

1in4Coalition #Intersectionality #DisabilityJustice #Oscars #Hollywood #Accessibility #BLM

Andraéa LaVant might have been the first when she attended this year's Academy Awards, but she's determined not to be the last.

07/13/2021

How did Camp Jened change & shape the life of Crip Camp co-director Jim LeBrecht?

Full #Podcast: https://bit.ly/3xDfIWi

Image Description: A purple gradient background with subtle pixelated squares and white text that reads, 'Jim LeBrecht'. Below that, an audio line expands and contracts to the speaking patterns of guest Jim LeBrecht, and captions pop up below. At the top is The Laura Flanders Show logo, and in the bottom right-hand corner is, 'PODCAST'.

#CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible #CampJened

Get #CriticalRaceTheory RIGHT from one of the founders herself in this weeks #BookOfTheWeek.Bookshop: https://bit.ly/36t...
07/13/2021
Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement

Get #CriticalRaceTheory RIGHT from one of the founders herself in this weeks #BookOfTheWeek.

Bookshop: https://bit.ly/36tmFgZ

#KimberleCrenshaw #CRT #Intersectionality #RaceTheory #BLM #Bookshelf #Books

The foundational work on Critical Race Theory--now under fire from the Trump administration Why did the president of the United States, in the midst of a pandemic and an economic crisis, take it upon himself to attack Critical Race Theory? Perhaps Donald Trump appreciated the power of this groundbre...

07/13/2021

With 1 in 4 Americans having a disability, it is absolutely astonishing that we have such poor representation, infrastructure, and accessibility for people with disabilities. That's why for Crip Camp co-director Nicole Newnham it was imperative to highlight the intersections of #DisabilityJustice & #CivilRights through this documentary.

FULL EPISODE: https://bit.ly/3xDfIWi

Video Description: Host Laura Flanders speaks with guest Nicole Newnham through Zoom. Laura is a white woman with short, blonde hair, wearing a dark blazer with a polka dot button-up shirt, and red glasses. Nicole is a middle-aged white woman with blondish-brown shoulder-length hair, wearing a dark blouse and large angular glasses. As she speaks, we see the other two guests listening intently on Zoom, photographs of guest Jim LeBrecht at work in a sound studio, and then footage from the Netflix documentary 'Crip Camp'.

#CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

07/13/2021

"Whether we’re talking about righting the wrongs of poverty, #patriarchy, #racism, or lack of care, affirmative conduct may be required. #SystemicChange. And that's the demand the #DisabilityJusticeMovement is making today." #LauraFlanders

Full #FWord at https://lauraflanders.org/listen/

"I started to examine this greater rise in consciousness that we’re experiencing about marginalization and systemic disc...
07/13/2021
This manager is working toward diversity in Hollywood — and that includes those with disabilities

"I started to examine this greater rise in consciousness that we’re experiencing about marginalization and systemic discrimination, and in these conversations, I found that disability was always left out. When I tried to advocate for disability being part of the conversation, I was met with indifference and in some cases hostility.” - Eryn Brown / Los Angeles Times

Full Article: https://lat.ms/3yFldEk
#DisabilityJustice #Hollywood #DisabilityVisibility #RepresentationMatters #Accessibility #CannesFilmFestival #Cannes

A group of creatives and executives with disabilities in Hollywood is pushing employers to start including accessibility as part of inclusion initiatives.

07/12/2021

"#ElaineBrown, then leader of the #BlackPanthers said that the activists' demands resonated with the Panther’s notions about #freedom and #systemicchange." #LauraFlanders

Listen to this week's #FWord 'The #Disability Revolution' at https://lauraflanders.org/listen/

07/12/2021

What are some of the lessons learned around #DisabilityJustice from the experiences campers had at Camp Jened? Crip Camp Co-Director, Producer, and former camper Jim LeBrecht shares some of these lessons.

Did a Summer Camp Help Spark a Disability Revolution?: https://bit.ly/3xDfIWi

Video Description: Host Laura Flanders speaks with guest Jim LeBrecht through Zoom. Laura is a white woman with short, blonde hair, wearing a dark blazer with a polka dot button-up shirt, and red glasses. Jim is an older white man with long-ish brown and gray hair, and a white beard & mustache. He is wearing a red t-shirt and black glasses. As he speaks, we see the other two guests listening intently on Zoom, and footage from the Netflix documentary 'Crip Camp'.

National Council on Independent Living Camp Jabberwocky Zeno Mountain Farm#CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

07/12/2021

#MusicOfTheWeek this #MusicMonday featuring a familiar face (and sound)! “Badass and Blind” the title track of Raul Midóns' album released on Mack Avenue Records. Raul was featured on our show just over a year ago!

This Weeks' Full #Podcast: https://bit.ly/3xDfIWi

Image Description: An song cover shows musician & singer Raul Midón flying like superman through the NYC skyline at sunset. Raul is a man with brown skin, and is wearing black sunglasses, a fedora, and a shirt that says, 'Badass And blind'."

#RaulMidon #Music #DisabledArtist #Artist #Badass #Blind

"Disability inclusion expert, activist and all around HBIC Andraéa LaVant first came on my radar after making history as...
07/12/2021
Andraéa LaVant Is an Inclusion Consultant With Style

"Disability inclusion expert, activist and all around HBIC Andraéa LaVant first came on my radar after making history as the first visibly disabled Black woman to attend the Oscars...Though her days are spent running her own consulting business, LaVant still found time to devote over a year of work to her title as Impact Producer for the Netflix documentary Crip Camp, executive produced by President Barack and Mrs. Michelle Obama." - Paper Magazine

Full Article: https://bit.ly/3hpNFnO

#CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

The first visibly disabled Black woman to attend the Oscars on what comes next.

07/11/2021

ICYMI: Why is #Interdependence more important than #Independence for guest Andraéa LaVant? Find out more in today's episode.

Did a Summer Camp Help Spark a Disability Revolution?: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Video Description: Host Laura Flanders speaks with guest Andraéa LaVant through Zoom. Laura is a white woman with short blonde hair, wearing red glasses, a dark blazer, and a green polka dot button-up. Andraéa is a Black woman with short dark hair, wearing glasses and a blouse. As she speaks we see footage of children with disabilities playing & learning a person walking with a service dog, and a group of people in wheelchairs gathering in a room.

Crip Camp The Heumann Perspective with Judith Heumann Sins Invalid #CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

If the inclusive culture of Camp Jened could help transform American society in the second half of the 20th century, wha...
07/11/2021

If the inclusive culture of Camp Jened could help transform American society in the second half of the 20th century, what could a truly intersectional #DisabilityJusticeMovement change for us all today? Find out more TODAY at 11:30 AM ET: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Image Description: A still image from the documentary 'Crip Camp' shows a smiling person with a guitar pushing a smiling person in a wheelchair. Over this yellow and white text says, "The Laura Flanders Show. Next up! Did a summer camp help spark a disability revolution? Featuring Andraéa LaVant, Jim LeBrecht, and Nicole Newnham. Check local listings at www.lauraflanders.org."

Crip Camp Not Dead Yet #CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

If the inclusive culture of Camp Jened could help transform American society in the second half of the 20th century, what could a truly intersectional #DisabilityJusticeMovement change for us all today? Find out more TODAY at 11:30 AM ET: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Image Description: A still image from the documentary 'Crip Camp' shows a smiling person with a guitar pushing a smiling person in a wheelchair. Over this yellow and white text says, "The Laura Flanders Show. Next up! Did a summer camp help spark a disability revolution? Featuring Andraéa LaVant, Jim LeBrecht, and Nicole Newnham. Check local listings at www.lauraflanders.org."

Crip Camp Not Dead Yet #CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

If you haven’t checked out Crip Camp on Netflix, you’re missing out on an incredible documentary! And don’t miss our con...
07/10/2021

If you haven’t checked out Crip Camp on Netflix, you’re missing out on an incredible documentary! And don’t miss our conversation with Co-Directors Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht to discuss the #DisabilityJusticeMovement and what’s on the horizon for the revolution.

TOMORROW at 11:30 AM ET on WORLD Channel: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Image Description: A salmon-red colored background with yellow and white geometric shapes shows a headshot photo of host Laura Flanders. Over this yellow and white text says, "The Laura Flanders Show. Did a summer camp help spark a disability revolution? Featuring Andraéa LaVant, Jim LeBrecht, and Nicole Newnham. July 11 @ 11:30AM ET. World Channel."

The Heumann Perspective with Judith Heumann 1in4Coalition Imani Gandy #CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

If you haven’t checked out Crip Camp on Netflix, you’re missing out on an incredible documentary! And don’t miss our conversation with Co-Directors Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht to discuss the #DisabilityJusticeMovement and what’s on the horizon for the revolution.

TOMORROW at 11:30 AM ET on WORLD Channel: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Image Description: A salmon-red colored background with yellow and white geometric shapes shows a headshot photo of host Laura Flanders. Over this yellow and white text says, "The Laura Flanders Show. Did a summer camp help spark a disability revolution? Featuring Andraéa LaVant, Jim LeBrecht, and Nicole Newnham. July 11 @ 11:30AM ET. World Channel."

The Heumann Perspective with Judith Heumann 1in4Coalition Imani Gandy #CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

07/10/2021

Update from Laura Flanders reporting from #WestVirginia. Between the acquisition of the Mylan pharmaceuticals plant (Mylan Consumer Healthcare) by #BigPharma's Viatris Pharmaceuticals, and the unsettling silence from President Joe Biden's & Senator Joe Manchin III's administrations, the future of over 2000 workers (800+ of which are part of the United Steelworkers union) remains uncertain. Stay tuned for more on this special report.

#WestVirginia #AffordableDrugs #BigPharma #JoeManchin #Pharmaceuticals #SpecialReport #PublicHealth #Healthcare

07/10/2021

How do we continue moving from #DisabilityRights towards #Disability Justice? In this weeks' episode, Laura is joined by the creative team behind the Peabody Award-winning documentary Crip Camp to give us insights on the #Intersectional future of the #DisabilityJustice revolution ahead of us.

TOMORROW at 11:30 AM ET: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Video Description: The video begins with vintage footage from the documentary 'Crip Camp' of a person using their wheelchair, and then footage of people with disabilities gathering outside the White House. Over this text says, "Did a summer camp help spark a Disability Revolution?" We see footage from 'Crip Camp' including people with disabilities picnicking, laughing, and swimming, before going to guest Jim LeBrecht speaking to host Laura Flanders through Zoom. Jim is an older white man with long-ish brown and gray hair, and a white beard & mustache. It then goes to guest Nicole Newnham, a middle-aged white women with blondish-brown shoulder length hair and large angular glasses. It then goes to guest Andraéa LaVant, a Black woman with medium-length dark hair and glasses.

National Council on Independent Living Becoming Bulletproof Movie Zeno Mountain Farm Camp Jabberwocky #CripCamp #CampJened #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

07/10/2021

Update from our host Laura Flanders who is currently in Morgantown, West Virginia reporting on an upcoming special feature on the untimely closure of the nation’s LAST remaining generic drug manufacturing site. The Mylan pharmaceuticals plant was acquired in a merger last year and became part of a new company called Viatris, who last December announced that it would be closing the plant this month, leaving at least 1,500 workers without jobs and taking millions of dollars a year out of the local economy. Stay tuned for more, and full episode premiering July 25th!

#WestVirginia #AffordableDrugs #BigPharma #JoeManchin #Pharmaceuticals #SpecialReport #PublicHealth #Healthcare

'10 Principles of Disability Justice' as provided by Sins Invalid. Article Link: https://bit.ly/3qReHHH Accessible PDF L...
07/10/2021

'10 Principles of Disability Justice' as provided by Sins Invalid.

Article Link: https://bit.ly/3qReHHH
Accessible PDF Link: https://bit.ly/3qZcOJ9

Image Description: A list titled '10 Principles of Disability Justice' thoroughly lays out the ten principles that guide disability justice. For the full accessible breakdown, follow the links above.

#DisabilityJustice #Intersectional #DisabilityRights #Accessible

'10 Principles of Disability Justice' as provided by Sins Invalid.

Article Link: https://bit.ly/3qReHHH
Accessible PDF Link: https://bit.ly/3qZcOJ9

Image Description: A list titled '10 Principles of Disability Justice' thoroughly lays out the ten principles that guide disability justice. For the full accessible breakdown, follow the links above.

#DisabilityJustice #Intersectional #DisabilityRights #Accessible

"Crip Camp is a Netflix documentary executive produced by Higher Ground  in collaboration with Netflix. It is produced a...
07/10/2021
Netflix's 'Crip Camp': From Section 504 to the ADA, the documentary tracks a little-known movement for equality

"Crip Camp is a Netflix documentary executive produced by Higher Ground in collaboration with Netflix. It is produced and directed by Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham, the former being one of the campers at Camp Jened, a summer camp for disabled teenagers run by disabled adults and hippies. Many of the campers at Camp Jened would go on to become disability rights activists and spearhead the civil rights movement to outlaw discrimination against all marginalized groups in the US." - MEAWW

Full Article: https://bit.ly/2Uy1vvs

Camp Jened was the 'hallowed ground' that gave birth to a movement that changed the world, but its name was lost in the sands of time —until now

#CampJened was a summer camp in the 1960s where former campers went on to be leaders of the Disability Rights Movement. ...
07/09/2021

#CampJened was a summer camp in the 1960s where former campers went on to be leaders of the Disability Rights Movement. Their story is profiled in the acclaimed documentary Crip Camp, and this week we're joined by the creative team behind it to find out where the #DisabilityJustice movement needs to go next.

Sunday at 11:30 AM ET: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Image Description: A purple bordered square has the black and white headshots of this weeks' guests. In the top left is host Laura Flanders, in the top right is guest Jim LeBrecht, in the bottom left is guest Nicole Newnham, and in the bottom right is guest Andraéa LaVant. In the center is a black circle with pink text that says, "July 11. Did a summer camp help spark a disability revolution?"

#CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

#CampJened was a summer camp in the 1960s where former campers went on to be leaders of the Disability Rights Movement. Their story is profiled in the acclaimed documentary Crip Camp, and this week we're joined by the creative team behind it to find out where the #DisabilityJustice movement needs to go next.

Sunday at 11:30 AM ET: https://bit.ly/3wvGIG1

Image Description: A purple bordered square has the black and white headshots of this weeks' guests. In the top left is host Laura Flanders, in the top right is guest Jim LeBrecht, in the bottom left is guest Nicole Newnham, and in the bottom right is guest Andraéa LaVant. In the center is a black circle with pink text that says, "July 11. Did a summer camp help spark a disability revolution?"

#CripCamp #Oscars #Netflix #HigherGroundProductions #DisabilityRights #ADA #DisabilityJustice #Intersectionality #CampJened #Society #PeabodyAwards #Inclusion #Accessibility #Intersectional #Accessible

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2020 has been a non-stop kick to the gut and so we felt a desperate need to do something to uplift our collective spirits and feel hope again. We are Kana Mota and this is our song "Mr President” we created this music and made this video to re-energize the progressive community. Mr. President Video Link: https://youtu.be/Cn8oTg6eru4 The response we have received since we released it last week has been overwhelmingly positive! We hope you will take a moment to listen, watch, and be inspired to SHARE this with others so we can get this important message of light out to as many as possible. Let’s keep the positivity going all the way to ‪November 3rd‬! "When they go low, we go high"! Peace, Chris and Kana Mota
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