Joe Quinn on his experience at the 504 Sit-in as a deaf interpreter and protester (Updated over a year ago)
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In this oral history interview, ally Joe Quinn talks about his role as an interpreter during the 504 protests. He discusses how other interpreters organized and communicated once they decided to go inside the building, and notes that there has always been a distinct 'cleave' between the deaf community and greater disabled community due to language barriers. He mentions that the deaf community had some distinct, unique goals for 504 that were often excluded. He also includes his personal revelations about sexuality as he bonded with Queer protesters while he was in the 'coming-out' process.
Tags: 1977 , 504 protests , american sign language , asl , black panthers , center for independent living , child of deaf adults , cil , civil rights , coda , deaf , deaf culture , disability activism , disability rights movement , glide church , joe quinn , judy heumann , queer , rehabilitation act of 1973 , section 504 , sign language interpreter
Added to Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability Collection on September 13, 2016.
- Publisher: Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
- Format: mp4
- Date: Spring 2014
- Locale: 1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
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