#saytheword Hashtag Launched by Disability Activist

March 14, 2016   Opinion

Faces of Spina Bifida Magazine | Source

Disability activist Lawrence Carter-Long launched a social media campaign #saytheword after US President Barack Obama failed to reference disabled people as a minority group during January's State of the Union address to Congress.

Carter-Long hopes his campaign will encourage all disabled people to come together as a community and speak with one voice.

Lawrence Carter-Long is a Public Affairs Specialist for the National Council on Disability. View a collection of media appearances, speeches and film clips from disTHIS on YouTube. Below is an interview about the film series "The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film" presented in partnership with Inclusion in the Arts on Turner Classic Movies in 2012.

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