Disability Rights activist Bill Johnson on the 1977 Section 504 Occupation

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In this oral history interview, protester Bill Johnson discusses his responsibilities during the 26 days he spent participating in the 504 Sit-in. He also discusses making the decision to stay for the Sit-in, despite losing his job as a consequence. He also discusses fears of a bomb threat on the building.

Locale
1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
Date
Spring 2014
Format
mp4
Publisher
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
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2743

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What a beautiful and wonderful documentation of the 504 Occupation. I taught 504 with a team of trainers and attendants on the road, putting together a conference in major USA cities Chicago Detroit Salt Lake City Omaha Kansas City Honolulu San Francisco Bismarck Minneapolis St. Paul great falls Montana . We were excited to be in the jet set. I worked on 13 trainings, including Pocatello Idaho. We broke down the legal terminology. Then we made it understandable to 100 conference goers. In that state. Buzz words employment- “reasonable accommodation “ without causing undue hardship- $ to the place of employment. Education- “least restrictive setting” classroom aids. Whatever would make the students as “mainstreamed”as possible.

very useful idea, thanks a lot who make this video, i have learn a new things which is i found hare only, great people always taking such kind of interview, everybody should learn from this kind situation, thanks for your share and kindness.

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