ERIC Number: ED450516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-23
Carrying on the Good Fight: Summary Paper from Think Tank 2000--Advancing the Civil and Human Rights of People with Disabilities from Diverse Cultures.
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
This paper summarizes a May 2000 conference about advancing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities from diverse cultures. The conference included people with disabilities from diverse cultures and members of national civil rights organizations. The conference identified five priority areas for attention: (1) cultivating leadership development; (2) removing educational barriers; (3) providing equal opportunity and access to employment; (4) upholding human rights and civil rights; and (5) expanding voter registration and voter participation. The resulting action plan was organized into four categories: leadership development and capacity building, outreach, coalition and constituency building, and monitoring and evaluation. Examples of specific components of the action plan include: formation of an action organization to be called Leadership Coalition Unlimited, development of an advocacy tool kit, establishment of a listserv of conference participants, and encouragement of disability rights supporters to become active in local chapters of national civil rights organizations. The entire action plan is appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Advocacy, Civil Liberties, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Leadership
National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20004-1107; Tel: 202-272-2004; Web site: http://www.ncd.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
Note: Summary of Proceedings of Think Tank 2000 (May 18-20, 2000, Arlington, VA).