Saturday, September 15, 2012
Social Justice Part 2: Obama and Romney Present Their Disability Policy Positions - National Forum on Disability Issues
On Friday September 28th, President Obama and Governor Romney will be presenting their positions on issues related to disability. This is a non-partisan forum which can be viewed live by registering at this website: Disabled World. It is important to view all or part of this discussion and talk about this in our classrooms with our older students. Decisions regarding their future will be made as a direct result of the election. For our students 18 years and older who can vote, this is part of how they will inform themselves in the process. It is our responsibility to support the voices of people with disabilities and make sure they are heard. Previously this blog discussed the need for ongoing "New Voices". People with disabilities have to be supported in their leadership roles. This national forum is an opportunity for students and adults to participate in some manner and at the very least, hear what is being said directly from each candidate.