Posts by Jordan Melograna

Help us tell the stories of the disability rights movement

Tuesday, December 1, 2015Dear Rooted in Rights followers, It's hard to believe that we launched only sevens months ago! Since May, we've made dozens of videos, written countless blog posts, and kept you up to date on the disability rights movement.

The Right to be Rescued

Wednesday, August 26, 2015"The Right to be Rescued" is a short documentary that tells the stories of people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Released days before the 10th anniversary of the storm, our goal is to make emergency planners aware of the specific needs of people with disabilities and push them to alter their disaster plans to make sure those needs are met. You can help! We will provide links or DVDs to anyone who would like to screen this film for emergency planners and others in their community. Contact us to find out how.

Who are we fixing? Documentary director discusses disabilities and human enhancement

Wednesday, June 10, 2015Oakland, California filmmaker Regan Brashear discusses her documentary, FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, in a Rooted in Rights original video. This is the first in an ongoing series where we speak to artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers and others who…

The P&A network protects your rights | Rooted in Rights Explains

Wednesday, May 27, 2015There are a lot of ways to stand up for disability rights. But only protection and advocacy agencies (P&As) are federally mandated to protect the basic human rights of people with disabilities. Did you know there’s a P&A in all…

What are disabilities? | Rooted in Rights Explains

Thursday, May 21, 2015The word "disability" means different things to different people. In this new original video, Rooted in Rights breaks down the different definitions. And, sometimes the biggest limitation from a disability is how other people treat people with disabilities. View this new Rooted in Rights video and tell us what you think.

Are you Rooted in Rights?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015Regular readers on this site will notice a new look today. That’s because we’ve launched Rooted in Rights, a new online community for people with disabilities, and their friends, families and advocates. We believe that Disability Rights are Human Rights,…

We’re changing our name, but not our mission

Wednesday, May 6, 2015On May 12th, DisAbility Rights Galaxy is changing its name to Rooted in Rights, along with a new Facebook page and Instagram page, and a revamped YouTube Channel and Twitter Feed. In the weeks ahead, you will notice a new look on this site, but don’t worry, we are still going to bring you stories from across the Galaxy.

Man killed by LAPD: Another person with mental illness failed by the system

Friday, March 6, 2015A homeless man was killed by police in Los Angeles on March 2, 2015. The man who was shot “had been living in a tent in skid row for a few months after spending a long stretch in a mental…