Must See

♿️  Must See recommendations by Members of the Global Disability Caucus (GDC) Steering Committee

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GDC invites you to watch a video recording of Democrats Abroad Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary Celebration on our Democrats Abroad YouTube Channel. Video duration is 1:33 Hours.

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GDC invites you to watch the documentary CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION on YouTube.  It is 106 minutes and the executive producers are President B. Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Marnie Delaney, our GDC Chair, invites you to watch the documentary 'Far From the Tree'. Available on Amazon.com U.S.A. website!

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Anthony "Mike" Nitz, our GDC Legislation Coordinator, invites you to watch Rebecca Onie: What if our health care system kept us healthy? | TED Talk. Video duration is 16:18 Minutes.

  • Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that -- and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.
  • About the Speaker: Rebecca Onie is a nationally recognized leader in the intersection of social determinants, population health and health care delivery.
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Heather Stone, GDC Member-at-Large for EMEA, invites you to celebrate the appointment of Sara Minkara to be the U.S. Special Advisor on International Disability Rights – a role critical to ensuring that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of persons with disabilities around the world.

  • As a blind, Muslim, first-generation American, Sara Minkara has a lifetime of experience advocating for equity, accessibility, inclusion, and empowerment. Join the U.S. Department of State in welcoming Sara Minkara as she takes on her new role as the Special Advisor on International Disability Rights.
  • Why We Should Be Blind to the Labels of Society | Sara Minkara | TEDxTysons! It only takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. In those first 7 seconds, many people are disempowered or marginalized because of one of more of their identities. The result is the world losing out on their potential and their contributions to society. It is so important that we all believe that everyone has something beautiful to contribute and provide them the space to do so. Sara Minkara challenges us to bring our true authentic self to all spaces, be proud of who you are, and be blind to the labels of society. Video duration is 12:10 Minutes.
  • Disability Is an Asset, featuring Sara Minkara, Empowerment Through Integration! People with disabilities are the largest marginalized group in the world, and Sara Minkara believes, together, we can change that. “Disability rights is the next movement, in the sense that it’s part of all other existent movements.” People with disabilities make up 15 percent of the world's population, but too often they are seen as unequal and not a valuable asset to society. Rather than seeing people with disabilities as a burden, basically the charity perspective, Sara believes we can change the narrative and unlock the potential of people with disabilities to benefit everyone. Video duration is 1:57 Minutes.
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Heather Stone, GDC Member-at-Large for EMEA, invites you to watch Planes, Trains, and Canes OFFICIAL TRAILER [CC] [AD]!

  • Dr. Mona Minkara is a blind scientist, an adventurer, and a storyteller. She is known for her passion, dedication, and commitment to the idea that “Vision is More than Sight”, which has and continues to permeate all her professional and personal projects. Dr. Minkara has lost her vision at a young age and, through perseverance and personal ambition, she is now not only an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern but also the creative mind behind her one-of-a-kind YouTube travel show Planes, Trains, and Canes (PTC).
  • Planes, Trains, and Canes is a unique travel experience that combines passion for adventure, love for public transportation and accessibility, then look no further! This travel series is for YOU!
  • Do I make it to Johannesburg? Blind woman flying! The Power of Determination. EPISODE 1 PART 1 [CC] [AD] First episode of Planes, Trains, and Canes! Travelling as a blind woman, by myself, from Boston to Johannesburg was such an adventure! So many orientation and mobility skills put to good use! Video duration is 24:55 Minutes.

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