Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June 7, 2020
I have been talking a lot to my fellow MS’rs about a real dilemma: We are completely supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement and would like to join the protests, but we are afraid for our safety.
As people with an underlying health condition, we are particularly susceptible to Covid-19. And as people with mobility impairments, we are often unable to run or even move quickly, making us much more susceptible to injury.
I’ve often thought about whether a demonstration is the kind of “public accommodation” protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act – I suspect that it’s not. But the people in Wisconsin don’t have to worry about that – they created their own accessible protest. And true to the disability rights movement from the beginning, many different kinds of disabilities are being accommodated.
It’s a great way to demonstrate what inclusion can really look like.
(and go Brewers…)
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