taking over DC

Hi folks,

My guest-blogging stint at Feministe ends tomorrow and I’ve been a terrible blogger. I hope you will forgive me for not posting more.

In the meantime, I wanted to share news of a non-violent civil disobedience disability rights group, ADAPT, that is taking DC by storm. 600 ADAPTers are in DC fighting for affordable, accessible housing. At 4:30 am this morning they set up a tent city (named DUH City– HUD backwards) outside of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They spent the day talking to HUD officials, protesting at McCain’s headquarters (11 arrests, I believe), and being escorted by the police to the Democratic National Headquarters to deliver information.  Our feminist friends over at FRIDA are with them.

picture of 2 ADAPT women leading press conference

picture of 2 ADAPT women leading press conference

The action will go on through out this week. You can follow them on twitter (via cell phone or the web), visit the website DuhCity, or get updates from me at my blog (they’re hosting a blog media swarm where 40+ bloggers will be posting updates from ADAPT).


love to you all,


2 comments for “taking over DC

  1. September 16, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks for passing this along.

  2. September 16, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    I am a wheelchair bound disabled woman, struggling artist and student in higher education, over in Colorado cheers you on from the sidelines. I’m really happy to see this kind of work. I feel like it is a never ending battle to stand up for my rights and the rights of disabled persons around me. One person can effect change. a whole tent city could do some serious damage!

    keeping fighting! I know I will.

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