Help us find these participants of the 1977 San Francisco 504 Protests!

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The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University is trying to connect with the following individuals who were in the San Francisco Bay Area in April 1977. We’re eager to interview them about their experiences at the Section 504 Protests when more than one hundred people with different disabilities occupied the San Francisco federal building for over a month, the longest occupation of a federal building by any group in US history. We are profiling the events in an accessible exhibit “Patient No More! People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights” that will highlight the Bay Area’s central role in helping pave the way for the Americans with Disabilities Act to launch with its 25th anniversary in 2015. To learn more, visit the exhibit website: http://longmoreinstitute.sfsu.edu/patientnomore If you have any information please contact us by phone: 415-405-3528 or email: beitiks@sfsu.edu

PEOPLE WE STILL NEED CONTACT INFORMATION FOR:

Beverly Bertaina

Judith Dadek

Denise Darensbourg

Willie Diggs (Machinist Union – not sure if spelling is correct)

Linda Gill

Jim Gonsales

Sally Gordon

Pat Hall

Margaret (Dusty) Irvine

Chuck Jackson

Joanie Jackson

Jane Johnson

Kathy Kramner

Ray Landers

Jim Leinem

Andy Lennox

Tom Manley

Larry Montoya

Al Pimental

Franco Ramsay

Bonnie Regina

John Roletti

Jonathon Scheuer

Debbie Stanley

Terri Tanaka

Ron Washington

Evan White

Marie White

Jane Wobengai

Leonidas Gkimisis

Student Assistant,

Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132

Longmore Institute 135-136 Humanities (415) 405-3528 http://longmoreinstitute.sfsu.edu/

Send your senators a message online

Send Your Senators A Message Online: Reauthorize the Rehabilitation Act Now!

Take Action!

 Reauthorizing the Rehabilitation Act is NCIL’s top priority. The Rehabilitation Act mandates how Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) operate.

 The Rehabilitation Act is contained within the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 (WIA), Senate Bill 1356. WIA has not been reauthorized since 1998, even though Congress requires it to be reauthorized every five years.

 Disability and Independent Living advocates have worked tirelessly with legislators to strengthen the language within the Rehabilitation Act. S.1356 contains significant changes to the Independent Living program, including the creation of an Independent Living Administration (ILA), which will be located within the Administration for Community Living.

On July 31, 2013, S. 1356 was passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee. Tell your Senator it is time to move S1356 to the Senate Floor and PASS IT!

 S. 1356 is your chance to join the efforts of countless people who created change in the past and continue to ensure that the laws of this land are equal and accessible for all. Please take this opportunity to let your Senators know that they should support WIA and how it would affect you!

 Additional information on S. 1356 can be found at www.ncil.org/rehabact

Housing tips to Remember!

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Do not be discouraged – you will find something!  Keep looking!

Look for what you need but be willing to compromise on what you want. 

Housing specialists can help you identify what you need and want.

Please make sure to write questions down so they are not forgotten.

Call once with questions, schedule a walk through and be on time.

Get everything in writing.  It is important for both tenant and landlord.

Also, schedule some fun into your search.  It helps with the stress.

 

Lyme Disease Awareness

“What is Lyme Disease?”

“Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection, most commonly contracted from a tick bite, that may initially cause a flu-like sickness.  Untreated, or inadequately treated, it may cause long term, persistent illness that can affect many systems of the body.  Other tick borne diseases are often contracted at the same time” (Fearn, et.al. 2009). Over 300,000 cases have been documented. Please become aware and learn more.

Lyme Disease information and resources:
http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_symptoms.html

Lyme Disease Documentary: Under Our Skin
http://www.viewster.com/movie/1193-15367-000/under-our-skin

Current Article:
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/february/ticks-bay-area-021814.html

Pictures of Ticks in different stages.

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For more information, contact Lyme Disease Association at 
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org/

Works Cited

Fearn, Douglas W. et.al. Lyme Disease and associated tick borne diseases.  LDASEPA. 2001-2009.

Super powered people with disabilities

If you have enjoyed the profiles of courage articles and information ILSNC has shared here on the website, there is a great article on historic precedents set by some other people with disabilities, of super powered people with disabilities.  They all knew they had disabilities, but it did not stop them from persevering and achieving what they wanted to do.  You may read and view it at the shared link just below. 

http://www.cracked.com/article_18624_5-people-who-turned-awful-disabilities-into-superpowers_p2.html

Consumer Advisory Committee

ILSNC is requesting assistance in locating a consumer (must be receiving Medi-Cal and live in Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen or Modoc counties) to be a consumer representative on the Consumer Advisory Committee with Partnership HealthPlan.  Partnership’s offices are near the airport in South Redding.  The meetings occur every other month.  This is a real need.  Professional advocates are invited to attend, but the real power lies in the hands of the consumer.  Please find a worthy representative.  They need not be a consumer of ours, but must be on Medi-Cal from one of the 4 counties.  Information can be obtained by contacting Kelley Sewell, Northern Region Member Services and Provider Relations Director. 

She can be reached at: 

Partnership HealthPlan of California

PO Box 492475

Redding, CA 96049

Phone:  (707) 420-7685 phone

E-mail:ksewell@partnershiphp.org

Our website: www.partnershiphp.org

The Disability Organizing Network (www.disabilityorganizing.net) is embarking on a quest to populate local Voting Advisory Committees throughout the state.  We cannot do much outside of our major population centers, but since Shasta & Tehama counties are combining their efforts, can we locate 1 or 2 disabled folks to serve on this committee?  This activity is coordinated by the Secretary of State’s office through each county and is active every other year.  2014 is an election year, so this is the year to ensure that various disabilities are represented on local boards.  For information, please contact  Cathy Darling Allen, Shasta County Clerk @  225-5166.