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Archive for September, 2007

24 Sep

Let Freedom Ring

Bigotry can pop up unexpectedly – it particularly stings when you let your guard down, because you are in a seemingly welcoming place.
I had the pleasure of attending “The Dream Concert” last week at Radio City Music Hall. The Dream Concert – a benefit for the building of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial […]

20 Sep

Dawn Halfaker at The New Yorker Festival

Retired Army Captain Dawn Halfaker - one of the ten wounded soldiers interviewed for HBO’s Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq - will be at The New Yorker Festival.  She will be participating in ”Casualties of War,” a panel discussion of the medical repercussions of battle.
Another disabled veteran, Major L. Tammy Duckworth - former democratic candidate for […]

20 Sep

Accessibility Versus Hospitality: A Letter-to-the-Editor

The Letter-to-the-Editor that I wrote in response to Frank Bruni’s article, “When Accessibility Isn’t Hospitality” was published in the New York Times today. 
It was one of many letters in response to Bruni’s excellent commentary on the subtle, and often not-so-subtle, discrimination and disregard that face disabled people at every turn. Bruni rightfully pointed out that […]

12 Sep

When Accessibility Isn’t Hospitality

In the September 12th New York Times, Frank Bruni’s article- “When Accessibility Isn’t Hospitality” - points out the subtle, and often not-so-subtle, discrimination and disregard that face disabled people at every turn.
Last night, the aforementioned Red Shoes and I were dining at an upper west side restaurant of some note and encountered the not-so-subtle kind.
We were two seasoned […]

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