Could the newly dis-abled 70+ wounded activists of the Freedom Flotilla, attend your next event?
June 7, 2010 by emmarosenthal
With 70 people reported injured in the attack on the flotilla, surely some of them will acquire permanent dis-abilities. will they be part of an inclusive movement, or will they be sidelined for the consequences of their bravery and sacrifice?Too often, activists with dis-abilities, are discarded or dismissed within the movement, EVEN when their dis-abilities were the result of their courage and resistance to repression.
Dis-ability rights, isn’t a separate issue. No community is fully organized, if members of that community are excluded. We are everyone. We are everywhere. We aren’t cute stories to provide inspiration, or freak show entertainment. We are YOU!
Who do we exclude when we fail to include?
For guidelines for full inclusion: (cut and paste link if it doesn’t work!)