Google Doodle commemorating Jane Addams’ life & service that was shared on Fri., Sept. 6th, 2013.
Google chose to celebrate the life and service of Jane Addams, the Founding Grandmother of Social Work, with a Google Doodle. Jane Addams and others like her who fought for equality and humane services and treatment to the most vulnerable and oppressed in society, is the reason why social work exists today. (more…)
Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.
Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
Excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Dr. King’s speech was a pivotal moment for the Civil Rights Movement, and has influenced generations long after that historical moment on the National Mall. To watch videos and view photographs from that day and to hear his strong voice declare the dream he had for this country truly sends chills down one’s spine. Dr. King was a masterful speaker, and that speech solidified his importance to not only civil rights, but being considered a leader throughout the world because his message was universal to all.
On June 30th, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare Bill into law, making health insurance available to elderly Americans. This piece of legislation was one of many of Johnson’s focus when it comes to creating a “great society” that highlighted the importance of improving the well-being of all Americans, especially those who were discriminated against and underprivileged in our communities.
Today commemorates the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This act was the 1st piece of legislation that sought to create a level playing field for people with disabilities in American society. The act was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on June 26th, 1990.
Important Disability-Related Videos You Should Watch
Here's the Out of Step's TOOST Radio interview I participated in as a panelist on Nov. 6th, 2013. During the interview, I discussed my personal & professional viewpoints about the choice of discussing disability status while seeking employment opportunities. The part that I'm featured begins 15:29 minutes into the interview.
In this video, Beyoncé helps Kid President with World Humanitarian Day 2013. The Kid President has OI like I do. I think that his messages are ones that all walks of life & ages can learn from. I'm so jealous that he met one of my idols & favorite music performers, Beyoncé! I wanted to share with you all the interview the Kid President did with Beyoncé for World Humanitarian Day, which was August 19th, 2013.