Joe Quinn on his experience at the 504 Sit-in as a deaf interpreter and protester

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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.

Publisher
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Format
mp4
Date
Spring 2014
Locale
1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
Views
1935

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Hi Joe,Just watched your interview. It was great and brought back a lot of memories of that time. Saw Lynette’s too. Boy how we have all changed.I’d love to reconnect and catch up. -Ron

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