Reclaim Labor Day When the First DiD Stories Go Live on 9/2/19

Coming Soon!

The first DiD stories will go live on Monday, September 2, 2019.

Why that day? Because Labor Day has many wonderful traditions and history associated with it. But one of them wasn’t so great for disabled people or fundraising:

For decades, the MDA Labor Day Telethon was where Jerry Lewis spread such damaging messages about disabled people as, “My kids cannot go into the workplace.”

Yes, that’s the past and name-checked just those of us with muscular dystrophy. But the charity model it came from is still all-too alive and well in fundraising and philanthropy.

So the DiD Project will be doing its bit to reclaim Labor Day for disabled, chronically ill, and aging people.  We’re moving on from the wrong-headed ableism of the past and proving that of course we go into the workplace.  Including philanthropic and fundraising workplaces that benefit from our expertise and insight.

See you here on Sept. 2nd!

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