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Disability Rap: March 2020

Brain Injury Awareness Month & the 2020 Census

On this special episode of Disability Rap, Amee Medeiros (Neighborhood Center of the Arts) and Brian Snyder (FREED) interview Susan Iverson (FREED) and Robert Edmondson (TBI Survivor) about Brain Injury Awareness Month and Robert’s experience as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor. Later in the show, Vanessa Cuellar (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers) and Lawrence Carter Long (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund) join to discuss the importance of the 2020 Census for older adults, people with disabilities, and all Americans.

 

 

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Disability Rap: February 2020

Voter’s Choice Act, Voting Options for People with Disabilities, & the 2020 Primary Election

On this episode of Disability Rap, Ana Acton and Brian Snyder have a discussion with Paul Spencer, a staff attorney with Disability Rights California about the Voter’s Choice Act, accessible voting options for people with disabilities, the 2020 Primary Election, and much more!

 

 

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Disability Rap: January 2020

CalFresh, 2020 Census, and the Master Plan on Aging & Disability

The January 3rd, 2020 episode of Disability Rap features Christina Mills (California Foundation for Independent Living Centers), Elena Rodriguez (Community Member), Peter Mendoza (Marin Center for Independent Living), and Renee Renoir (FREED). Ana Acton and the aforementioned guests discussed CalFresh, 2020 Census, and Governor Newsom’s Master Plan on Aging & Disability.

 

 

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Disability Rap: December 2019

California for All Emergency Preparedness Campaign

The December 6th, 2019 episode of Disability Rap features guest host Amee Medeiros (Neighborhood Center of the Arts) and special guests Erin Noel (Sierra Foothills Village), Michelle (local artist), and Spencer (local artist). The discussion is focused on Listos California, a program initiated by Governor Newsom and state lawmakers whom “invested $50 million through urgency legislation (AB 72) to establish the California for All Emergency Preparedness Campaign. The campaign aims to boost disaster preparedness among our diverse and vulnerable Californians by connecting them to culturally and linguistically competent support through a grass-roots, people-centered approach. To ensure success, the campaign empowers and engages local communities on emergency preparedness to support California’s diverse and vulnerable populations, which can be described by social vulnerability factors including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs challenges.

 

 

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Disability Rap: March 2019

Death, Loss, and Grief

In this strangely humorous episode of Disability Rap, Ana Acton interviews Death Positive Advocates and Chapel of the Angels Funeral Counselors, Rachel James and Tim Lilyquist. They discuss death, loss, grief in relation to disability and much more. FREED’s blind and deaf Disability Community Advocate (Brian Snyder) also talks about having a funeral for his eyesight.