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.