It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Fun*Run Time

It's ALREADY that time of year again: The ADAPT Fun*Run for Disability Rights is April 22nd 2012. Maryland's fundraising goal is $8,000 this year. Yes, that's right, $8,000

Donate $1! Donate $10! Donate $100! Donate $1,000! JUST DONATE so we can FREE OUR PEOPLE! I thank you very much for your support!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Building the Network Teleconference

Human Rights for All Tour
Building the Network Teleconferences

It's official. On July 30, the US signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, moving us one step closer to winning the fight for our human rights.

But there is much, much work to be done to bring human rights home. Every day in this country, people are still being institutionalized, drugged, and shocked against their will, or living under the control of the mental health system through various forms of "involuntary outpatient commitment." Alternatives are still few and far between, leaving people with little in the way of choice and voice.

The power to change this is in our hands. USNUSP seeks to use the language, principles, and framework of international human rights to end these abuses, and to build a more just, compassionate, and inclusive society for all.

But in order to bring this vision to life, we need YOU. We want to hear from you. This is YOUR network. What do you want it to be? Please join us on two teleconferences coming up this month to discuss these and other issues.
Agenda to include:
  • Report on the "Human Rights for ALL" Tour
  • How can our mission and vision better reflect our values?
  • What should our membership/network structure look like?
  • Fall plan of action, campaigns, ongoing skill-building and organizing discussions.

Thursday August 13, 9 - 11 pm EST
Wednesday August 26, 9 - 11 pm EST
The call in number is 1 (218) 339-2699; access code: 907877#


Christine said...

I applaud you on getting the information out there. It is shocking sometimes at what is "just acceptable" or "we've always done it that way". i am always so inspired when I stop by your site, and I hope Regan is a fighter for rights when she is older...and not an acceptor of the mediocre, like so many are.

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