Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association would like to announce its 2020-2021 Scholarship winners. Dyana Thurgood Picture of Dyana Thurgood a young law student who identifies as female with shoulder-length hair, glasses and warm smile Dyana Thurgood (“Dy”) is a third-year law student at the University of Utah’s S. J. Quinney College of law. She has…… Continue reading Scholarship Winners!
Standing in solidarity with our sister community… stop the violence. Racial and gender prejudice play a role in dehumanizing communities. Discrimination, harassment, and violence are foreseeable consequences. It is heartbreaking when it comes to this: https://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org/news/communityresponse For some history on objectifying racism/misogyny: https://www.history.com/news/chinese-immigration-page-act-women Spoiler: ‘Chinese women were perceived as a particular type of threat: A…… Continue reading Recognizing the racial violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
A member sent in this great article: http://washingtonlawyer.dcbar.org/marchapril2021/index.php#/p/26 It made me reflect on how individuals with disabilities sometimes need to take extra steps to demonstrate their worth. But, given the opportunity, those individuals can exceed expectations. Also, on occasion, living lives with additional hardships make one stronger — or so the saying goes…
Come on Oregon, you’re better than this: https://www.npr.org/2020/12/14/946325888/when-hospitals-decide-who-deserves-treatment-npr-investigates-denial-of-care Sarah McSweeney was denied care based on a doctor’s opinion that her quality of life was not worth intubation and a ventilator.
We are having a fifth annual joint event with the Washington State Bar Association. Disability Discrimination During the Pandemic Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 3 to 4 p.m. View full program schedule and faculty.(link to registration) For accessibility or accommodation requests, or other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-443-9722 (toll free: 800-945-9722).accommodations number 206-443-9722 or toll free…… Continue reading WADA WSBA Joint Event
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Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) intends to award at least one scholarship of $2500 to a law student who has shown commitment to helping promote meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the legal profession and by sharing a personal story of overcoming the adversity that persons with disabilities face in pursuing a legal…… Continue reading Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association (WADA) 2020-2021 SCHOLARSHIP
Disability Rights Washington is having their annual fundraiser: https://disabilityrightswa.ejoinme.org/breakingbarriers2020 Give, if you can…
My wheelchair ostensibly advertises my disability, so it is not ‘hidden.’ I am paralyzed from the neck down. I cannot move my hands or feet. The wheelchair is bulkier than most chairs, and as an attorney, my chair is inexplicably drawn toward the toes of opposing counsel. It’s an odd coincidence, really. Using a wheelchair…… Continue reading Disability, History, and Law: Celebrating Thirty Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
A concerned member wrote to me about fake ADA cards. Picture below. There is justifiable indignation toward people without disabilities claiming a fake disability, forging documents, and claiming a false entitlement. Please don’t print these out… There are so many reasons not to make these cards. I do not understand why someone would do it.…… Continue reading Masks and Fake ADA cards…