Disability Rights activist Beverly Bertaina on the 1977 Section 504 Occupation and being the mother of a disabled child

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In this oral history interview, nondisabled ally Beverly Bertaina talks about her week-long participation in the 504 Occupation with her four year old son Adam. Adam was diagnosed with developmental disabilities and cerebral palsy and was brought into the building with his mother. She discusses her individual responsibilities during the protest working in the kitchen, the dynamic between able-bodied and disabled protesters, and her involvement in activism as the parent of a disabled child both before and after the protest.

Publisher
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Format
mp4
Date
Spring 2014
Locale
1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
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1122

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