Lois Curtis is a black artist and activist who fought for the right to live in the community and to be provided adequate support. Her case went to the Supreme Court in the now-famous L.C. v. Olmstead decision.
Brad Lomax, a member of the Black Panther Party, was unflinching in his advocacy around Black empowerment and disability rights.
During Black History Month, Independence Now shares stories that celebrate the lives and legacies of Black leaders who have ignited us to create a more inclusive, hopeful, and equitable world.
Independence Now recognizes the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States.
The Independence Now team looks back at 2020 and lists all the new ideas that were implemented – and what a list it is!
Independence Now created this guide to help individuals with disabilities find accessible behavioral and mental health services in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Independence Now reaffirms our commitment to continue the important work of creating a more equitable and safe community for all.
All through February, join Independence Now as we proudly celebrate Black History Month by sharing stories of black activists and pioneers in the disability rights movement. Today we’re sharing the story of Johnnie Lacy, a social justice pioneer and one of the founding members of the first Center for Independent Living (CIL), in Berkeley, CA.[…]
On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Independence Now joined Invisible No More, Black Disabled Lives Matter, a burgeoning grassroots sector of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) with diverse disabilities, for a pop-up protest in downtown Silver Spring.
Kayla, a Maryland Youth Leadership Forum alumna and current PolySci major, discusses the importance of helping and supporting others – particularly in the context of Black Lives Matter.