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Share your memories about Section 504 civil rights protests 

The Section 504 protests were a landmark civil rights demonstration that took place in 1977 demanding implementation of laws requiring equal access to federal projects for people with disabilities. Sit-ins and demonstrations happened across the country, and as part of our Disability Activism History Project, we have learned that Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Charity Ranger Finds Accessible Gardening Space and a Welcoming Community at Thomas Street P-Patch

Disability Pride Month is celebrated each July and serves as an opportunity to honor the history, experiences, achievements, and struggles of the disability community. This July, we sat down with P-Patch Community Gardener Charity Ranger and her caregiver, Kay, to chat about how the accessibility features at the Thomas Street… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Sweet Slow Disabled Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha When the Snowpocalypse hit Seattle in February 2019, I didn’t leave my house for a few weeks. Cheasty, where I live, already feels like you’re in the woods, even though you’re also in South Seattle and the Wendy’s and the light rail… [ Keep reading ]