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Michael Bailey on the Disability Rights Movement’s Future: Part 3 of 3
Video title, link and release date;
Michael Bailey on the Disability Movement’s Future: Part 3 of 3; March 18, 2013
Six minutes and two seconds
High School & Above
- NDRN president Michael Bailey discusses the current state and the future of the disability rights movement.
- Bailey sees the passage of leadership from the veteran advocates to a new set of young, activist leaders as a crucial transition that the disability rights movement faces in the coming years.
- Bailey believes that upcoming young leaders in the disability rights movement have far higher expectations than the older generation.
- Bailey advises Disability Rights Galaxy and organizations like it to keep a clear eye on what actually is happening to people with disabilities and what people with disabilities want — oftentimes, truth gets distorted by public policy makers and other interest groups.
What kinds of expectations does Bailey’s daughter have for herself that prior generations would find remarkable?
What belief about disability does Bailey deem a myth?
Freewriting “Journal” Prompt:
What about this report do you have questions about?
How do you see disability handled in American culture? Do you think that people with disabilities are accepted into the “Great American Melting Pot”?
What do you want to know more about?