Advocates in Pennsylvania played a significant role in the fight for disability rights, but these stories are largely unknown. A Fierce Kind of Love, a new play by theater artists Suli Holum and David Bradley, will recount these untold stories, revealing how past activism has informed present-day issues. The play is part of a series of public programs that will address questions of equity and inclusion, as well as issues around institutionalization, in order to generate public discussion beyond the disability community. The project as a whole is based on oral histories and interviews with advocates and self-advocates from the disability rights movement. The play’s cast will include people with intellectual disabilities. The Institute on Disabilities received a 2012 Discovery Grant for the planning of A Fierce Kind of Love.
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