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Disability Rights Pioneer Keith Jones Here April 22

By Matthew Gianino, Institute on Disability / UCED
April 7, 2010

Disability rights advocate Keith Jones will speak at UNH April 22.

Keith Jones, a nationally recognized disability rights advocate and artist, will speak at UNH Thursday, April 22, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the MUB Theatre II. Jones’ talk is part of the Janet Krumm Disability and Media Lecture Series of UNH’s Institute on Disability (IOD).

Jones has been called a pioneer in the disability rights movement. As president and chief executive officer of SoulTouchin’ Experiences, he is committed to multi-cultural, cross-disability, progressive, and effective change around the issues of access, inclusion, and empowerment. Jones was recently featured in two critically-acclaimed documentaries — IOD filmmaker-in-residence Dan Habib’s “Including Samuel,” and Maggie Doben’s “Labeled Disabled”.

The Janet Krumm Disability and Media Lecture Series recognizes the power of information and the contributions of individuals who have used the media to create an understanding of the experience of disability. The series honors the efforts of Janet M. Krumm, founder and editor of the New Hampshire Challenge, a quarterly news publication for families who have members with disabilities.

The Institute on Disability was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to advance policies and systems changes, promising practices, education, and research that strengthen communities to ensure full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons.

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