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Festival hosts award for worst portrayal of disability in film

San Francisco - For years the best of the best have been celebrated but this year there's a new kind of nomination happening at a film festival sponsored by the Lighthouse for the Blind.

Blind Journalist published in disability anthology

Chicago - The creative works of Chicago-based writer, Robert Kingett, is in the newest literary anthology published by Behind Our Eyes, Inc., a 501C-three nonprofit organization.

Report: Iraqi human rights abuse is ‘commonplace’ - Part II

New York - A new report by Human Rights Watch reveals Iraq's most vulnerable are routinely abused, tortured and killed, with perpetrators rarely held accountable and Part II of this review looks at detainee torture and the plight of marginalized communities.
 

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Julie Mintenko with Len Boser  a well-known advocate of disabled persons  rights. She got to know hi...
Julie Mintenko with Len Boser, a well-known advocate of disabled persons' rights. She got to know him through her work as a reporter covering disability issues.
At the end of her speech  Julie Mintenko was surprised to receive a gift  as a thank you note for he...
At the end of her speech, Julie Mintenko was surprised to receive a gift, as a thank you note for her work, from artist Kevin Hastings. Those who, like Julie, are country music fans, will recognize Keith Urban.
Alexandre Dupont  with Chelsea Machushek  who made the opening remarks at the Entrepreneurs with Dis...
Alexandre Dupont, with Chelsea Machushek, who made the opening remarks at the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program's Luncheon.
For the very first time  Julie Mintenko shared in public a moving personal story.  She was raised by...
For the very first time, Julie Mintenko shared in public a moving personal story. She was raised by a mother severely affected by a disability.

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